Pitney Bowes earns 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s annual assessment of LGBTQ workplace equality
Stamford, Conn. – Pitney Bowes Inc., a global technology company that provides commerce solutions in the areas of ecommerce, shipping, mailing and financial services, is proud to announce it has received a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index, the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality.
“The progress we have made as a company to earn this recognition aligns with our core values and our deep-rooted commitment to diversity. We strive to create an environment where employees can be their authentic selves, can learn and grow, and can help Pitney Bowes be the best it can be,” said Sheryl Battles, Vice President, Global Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement and the executive sponsor of the Pitney Bowes LGBTQ+ Advisory Council. “This honor is a real milestone in establishing our company’s efforts to provide an inclusive culture for our identified and allied LGBTQ+ community.”
“From the previously unimaginable impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, to a long overdue reckoning with racial injustice, 2020 was an unprecedented year. Yet, many businesses across the nation stepped up and continued to prioritize and champion LGBTQ equality,” said Alphonso David, Human Rights Campaign President. “This year has shown us that tools like the CEI are crucial in the work to increase equity and inclusion in the workplace, but also that companies must breathe life into these policies and practices in real and tangible ways. Thank you to the companies that understand protecting their LGBTQ employees and consumers from discrimination is not just the right thing to do—but the best business decision.”
The results of the 2021 CEI showcase how 1,142 U.S.-based companies are not only promoting LGBTQ-friendly workplace policies in the U.S., but also for the 57% of CEI-rated companies with global operations who are helping advance the cause of LGBTQ inclusion in workplaces abroad. Pitney Bowes’ efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria earned a 100 percent ranking and the designation as one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality.
The CEI rates companies on detailed criteria falling under four central pillars:
Non-discrimination policies across business entities;
Equitable benefits for LGBTQ workers and their families;
Supporting an inclusive culture; and,
Corporate social responsibility.
The full report is available online at www.hrc.org/cei.