Andrews Kurth Kenyon is pleased to announce that the law firm has received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC). Andrews Kurth Kenyon joins the ranks of 609 major U.S. businesses which also earned top marks this year.
“At Andrews Kurth Kenyon, diversity and inclusion are core values. Our perfect score on the HRC’s CEI is reflective of our commitment to diversity and inclusion for the benefit of our workforce, our clients, and the communities in which we live and work. We are proud of this accomplishment and will continue to strive to realize the competitive advantages afforded by inclusiveness,” said Bob Jewell, Managing Partner.
“While our commitment to LGBTQ inclusiveness has always been strong, earning an HRC CEI score of 100 is the pinnacle. It is an honor for our firm to be recognized not only for our workplace equality efforts, but also for our support of equality in the marketplace,” said Elizabeth Campbell, Partner and Chief Diversity Officer.
The 2018 CEI rated 947 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBTQ-related policies and practices, including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBTQ community. Andrews Kurth Kenyon's efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria results in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.
For more information on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
About The Human Rights Campaign Foundation
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.
About Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP
Since 1902, Andrews Kurth Kenyon has built its practice on the belief that “straight talk is good business.” Real answers, clear vision and mutual respect define the law firm’s relationships with clients, colleagues, communities and employees. With 11 locations worldwide, Andrews Kurth Kenyon represents a wide array of clients in multiple industries. For more information about Andrews Kurth Kenyon, please visit andrewskurthkenyon.com.