General Motors Earns Top Score in 2011 Corporate Equality Index
DETROIT – General Motors has achieved the top rating of 100 percent in the 2011 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC). This is the fifth straight year GM has achieved a perfect score.
GM is one of 338 major American businesses that received top marks, compared to 302 in 2010. Through this award, GM has also been named to HRC's 2011 "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality" list.
“General Motors is proud to receive this recognition for the fifth consecutive year,” said Mary T. Barra, vice president, global human resources. “It reflects our ongoing efforts to provide an environment that recognizes and embraces the diverse needs of our employees, and our marketing initiatives to the LGBT community.”
In its ninth year, the annual survey measures a company’s treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees and consumers. The 2011 report evaluated 477 companies on more than 40 specific LGBT-related issues, including heath and domestic partner benefits.
Since 1993, GM’s LGBT employee group, now known as GM PLUS, has actively promoted equal treatment and safe, accepting working conditions for all GM employees. GM PLUS received the 2009 Employee Resource Group of the Year award from Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, a national organization supporting LGBT workplace equality.
For more information on the 2011 Corporate Equality Index, visit http://www.hrc.org/cei.
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About General Motors
General Motors, one of the world’s largest automakers, traces its roots back to 1908. With its global headquarters in Detroit, GM employs 208,000 people in every major region of the world and does business in more than 120 countries. GM and its strategic partners produce cars and trucks in 31 countries, and sell and service these vehicles through the following brands: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, FAW, GMC, Daewoo, Holden, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling. GM’s largest national market is China, followed by the United States, Brazil, Germany, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Italy. GM’s OnStar subsidiary is the industry leader in vehicle safety, security and information services. More information on the new General Motors can be found at www.gm.com.