The news is out, and it’s a reason to be proud: we have earned a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality. JPMorgan Chase & Co. is the only financial services company to receive a perfect score for each consecutive year on the Corporate Equality Index since the benchmarking survey began 15 years ago.
"We're proud that our longstanding support of the LGBT community has again been recognized, for the 15th straight year, with a perfect score on the Corporate Equality Index," said Mary Callahan Erdoes, JPMorgan Chase Asset & Wealth Management CEO, who serves as the Operating Committee sponsor of our company’s PRIDE business resource group. This group comprises a community of employees across the globe who come together and advocate for workplace equality and inclusiveness for LGBT employees.
The 2017 CEI recognizes the best companies for offering LGBT-inclusive workplace policies and practices. "This honor recognizes JPMorgan Chase’s longstanding support of the LGBT community. By fostering a diverse and inclusive environment in our firm, we can approach challenges and opportunities with myriad viewpoints, enabling us to best serve our global client base," says Erdoes.
CEI, the national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices, is administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.
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.
For more information about the 2017 Corporate Equality Index, or to download the report, click here.
About JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Sustainable Finance, a part of Corporate Responsibility at JPMorgan Chase & Co., led the Advisory Committee for this report. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.5 trillion and operations worldwide. The Firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at www.jpmorganchase.com.