US. For the fourth consecutive year, The Estée Lauder Companies has received a 100% score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI).

The Corporate Equality Index measures corporate policies and practices that promote LGBTQ equality in the workplace.

This marks the 11th perfect score that The Estée Lauder Companies has achieved since the Human Rights Campaign Foundation began conducting the benchmarking survey 18 years ago.

“Achieving a 100 percent score on the Corporate Equality Index reflects our commitment to promoting a culture of respect and equality in the workplace, and we are honoured to accomplish this for the fourth consecutive year” –  The Estée Lauder Companies Senior Vice President, Executive Management, Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer Marilu Marshall

The CEI rates companies’ LGBTQ policies under five key pillars: non-discrimination policies, employment benefits, organisational competency and accountability around LGBTQ diversity and inclusion, public commitment to LGBTQ equality, and responsible citizenship.

According to The Human Rights Campaign Foundation, The Estée Lauder Companies’s efforts in satisfying all of the criteria has rightfully earned it the designation as one of the ‘Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality’.

The Estée Lauder Companies scored highly across the survey’s five key pillars, earning the title as one of the ‘Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality’

For The Estée Lauder Companies Senior Vice President, Executive Management, Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer Marilu Marshall, the perfect score reflects the company’s commitment to celebrating individuality and promoting a culture of inclusivity and respect. She said: “Celebrating the individuality of every employee and championing what makes each employee unique at this company is at the core of who we are.

“Achieving a 100% score on the Corporate Equality Index reflects our commitment to promoting a culture of respect and equality in the workplace, and we are honoured to accomplish this for the fourth consecutive year.”

Stand with Equality: The Estée Lauder Companies is committed to promoting a culture of respect and equality in the workplace

Human Rights Campaign Foundation President Alphonso David said: “The impact of the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index over its 18-year history is profound. In this time, the corporate community has worked with us to adopt LGBTQ-inclusive policies, practices and benefits, establishing the CEI as a primary driving force for LGBTQ workplace inclusion in America and across the globe.

“Businesses understand their LGBTQ employees and customers deserve to be seen, valued and respected not only at work, but in every aspect of daily life”

“These companies know that protecting their LGBTQ employees and customers from discrimination is not just the right thing to do, it is also the best business decision. In addition, many of these leaders are also advocating for the LGBTQ community and equality under the law in the public square,” he added.

For David, the CEI helps companies go beyond improving LGBTQ workplace equality in the corporate world by also promoting inclusive policies and practices within the public sphere as well.

He said: “From supporting LGBTQ civil rights protections in the US through the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Business Coalition for the Equality Act, to featuring transgender and non-binary people in an ad in Argentina, to advocating for marriage equality in Taiwan. Businesses understand their LGBTQ employees and customers deserve to be seen, valued and respected not only at work, but in every aspect of daily life.”

Glam for Inclusion: The MAC Cosmetics LA Pride Parade 2019 is one of The Estée Lauder Companies’ many corporate and community efforts to promote LGBTQ equality. Photo by Troy Harvey for Jordan Murph Photography.