IGT has received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), placing the firm on the ‘Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality’ designation.
Measuring a company’s commitment to equality, the CEI assesses corporate policies and practices with regards to diversity, inclusion and equality in the workplace.
IGT joins the ranks of a record-breaking 842 U.S.-based companies to receive a perfect CEI score this year.
“IGT earning the HRC Foundation’s ‘Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality’ designation is a reflection of our commitment to provide a workplace culture that is welcoming, equitable and empowering to LGBTQ+ employees across the globe,” commented Vincent Sadusky, IGT CEO.
“I wish to thank our approximately 11,000 employees worldwide, especially members of PRIDE with IGT, who together with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion embrace and activate IGT’s core values and contributed to this milestone achievement.”
The HRC measures four key pillars to assess a company’s commitment to equality, including non-discrimination policies across business entities; equitable benefits for LGBTQ+ workers and their families, supporting an inclusive culture and corporate social responsibility.
“When the Human Rights Campaign Foundation created the Corporate Equality Index 20 years ago, we dreamed that LGBTQ+ workers — from the factory floor to corporate headquarters, in big cities and small towns — could have access to the policies and benefits needed to thrive and live life authentically,” said Jay Brown, Human Rights Campaign Senior Vice President of Programs, Research and Training.
“We are proud that the Corporate Equality Index paved the way to that reality for countless LGBTQ+ workers in America and abroad. But there is still more to do, which is why we are raising the bar yet again to create more equitable workplaces and a better tomorrow for LGBTQ+ workers everywhere. Congratulations to IGT for achieving the title of ‘Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality’ and working to advance inclusion in the workplace.”
Since 2018, IGT has implemented an array of policies to make its staff feel equal at work.
Such policies include introducing gender-affirming medical benefits for transgender employees, offering competitive benefits for same-sex partners, regardless of marital status and creating gender-neutral restrooms at major IGT campuses.
“This designation reinforces that IGT’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is focused on impact,” concluded Melissa Pursley, IGT Vice President Co-Executive Sponsor of PRIDE with IGT.
“Many in the LGBTQ+ community still struggle to thrive at work, and as a senior leader at IGT and a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I am proud that IGT has taken consistent steps to ensure that this is not the case for our colleagues.”