BASF has received a 100 percent rating on the 2014 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey on corporate policies and practices related to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender workplace equality. BASF joins 303 major businesses earning "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality" status from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
"At BASF, we appreciate the importance of recruiting, developing and retaining top talent from all backgrounds, and providing them with a positive work environment that encourages people to perform at their best," said Nevin McDougall, senior vice president, BASF Corporation , and the executive sponsor of ALLchemie, the company's Employee Resource Group supporting LGBT employees and their allies.
Supportive employment practices and benefits, as well as the inclusive efforts of its employee resource groups, contributed to BASF earning this recognition from the Human Rights Campaign. McDougall added, "It is gratifying to see our commitment to all aspects of Diversity and Inclusion has earned BASF recognition as a leader in workplace fairness. BASF deeply understands that workplace equality is a fundamental aspect of fair, smart and inclusive ways of doing business."
For more information on the 2014 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.