Kodak is one of 304 companies to earn a 100-percent ranking on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2014 Corporate Equality Index. The recognition is a key annual ranking of business’ commitment to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workplace policies and practices, and marks the 12th consecutive year Kodak has earned the CEI’s top recognition.
This year's CEI shows that policies to provide LGBT employees with the same workplace opportunities and protections as other employees are becoming global. To achieve a perfect score and the distinction of “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality,” companies must have fully-inclusive equal employment opportunity policies, provide equal employment benefits, demonstrate organizational LGBT competency, evidence their commitment to equality publicly and exercise responsible citizenship.
"Kodak was one of only 13 companies that achieved a 100% ranking on the first Corporate Equality Index (CEI), and we are pleased to maintain that status as the list of companies with perfect scores continues to grow," said Kim VanGelder, Kodak's Chief Information Officer and Corporate Champion for the LGBT constituency. "We remain committed to providing a supportive and inclusive workplace to help all employees reach their fullest potential."
Mary Anne Detmer, Global Diversity & Worldwide Talent , Inclusion & Engagement Director at Kodak added: "Earning this 12th consecutive HRC recognition is a significant accomplishment because the Human Rights Campaign continues to raise the bar every year for the Corporate Equality Index. They scrutinize the policies, practices and internal and external engagement we bring to promoting fairness and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees."
Kodak’s support of LGBT employees and external audiences includes participation in workplace advocacy programs that call attention to issues they find important. The company also hosts the Lambda Network at Kodak, an employee network that helps educate others on topics such as discrimination, bullying, and workplace concerns.
Details of the survey results may be found online at www.hrc.org/cei.