London: Rolls-Royce North America (RRNA) has a strong commitment to an inclusive culture that enables each of its 6,000+ employees to be at their best every day, the company said.
“That commitment has been recognised by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation with a perfect score on the 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation’s premier benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality,” it added.
This marks the fifth straight year that RRNA has achieved a perfect score, along with the distinction as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality.
“We are proud to continue to collaborate with the Human Rights Campaign Foundation to champion inclusion and equality for the LGBTQ+ community,” said RRNA People Director Summer Smith. “Rolls-Royce is firmly committed to a culture that values and respects all people; enabling our employees to bring their full, true selves to work every day.”
The CEI measures participating companies’ policies and practices related to the LGBTQ+ community in areas like workforce protections, inclusive benefits, inclusive culture and corporate social responsibility.
RRNA has a wide variety of benefits supporting the LGBTQ+ community including health coverage for same-sex spouses/partners and adoption benefits, among others. The company also has a mentoring and reverse mentoring program for its LGBTQ+ colleagues and allies.
RRNA has a comprehensive employee resource group programme supporting several different dimensions of diversity and promoting inclusion for all employees. The company also has an active presence in the community supporting Pride Month in the U.S. and International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT).
“The culture we have at Rolls-Royce really matters,” said Kelsey Mitchell, Chair of the Propel with Pride Employee Resource Group at RRNA.
“We’ve set the standard that everyone deserves to feel safe, supported, and to be 100% themselves at work – anything less is unacceptable. We are eager to keep that momentum going in 2022.”