January 27, 2022
NORTHBROOK, ILLINOIS — Jan. 27, 2021 — UL, the global safety science leader, proudly announced that it earned a score of 100% on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundations 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). CEI serves the nation's foremost benchmarking survey and report, measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality.
"The score we received is reflective of our ongoing commitment to providing a safe physical and psychological workplace where employees can be their authentic selves," said Jennifer Scanlon, president and CEO, UL Inc. "When we create a safe, empowering space where everyone can achieve their goals, we can pursue our mission more successfully."
Companies that scored 100% on the 2022 CEI are not only promoting LGBTQ+-friendly workplace policies in the U.S., but many companies with global operations are also helping advance LGBTQ+ inclusion in workplaces abroad. UL's policies and benefits that helped to achieve this leadership recognition showcase the importance of ensuring all employees and their families feel safe and cared for.
“As a company, we are continuously striving to ensure that diversity, equity and inclusion are embedded into our work, lives and business to create an environment that benefits our employees, our customers and our communities,” said Linda Chapin, chief human resources officer, UL. “We are proud to have earned a spot on the 2022 Corporate Equality Index and look forward to continuing to demonstrate this commitment through our policies and actions."
To achieve a perfect score, companies must have fully inclusive equal employment opportunity policies, provide equal employment benefits, publicly demonstrate their commitment to equality and exercise responsible citizenship.
About the Human Rights Campaign
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) people. Through its programs, the HRC Foundation seeks to make transformational change in the everyday lives of LGBTQ+ people, shedding light on inequity and deepening the public’s understanding of LGBTQ+ issues, with a clear focus on advancing transgender and racial justice. Its work has transformed the landscape for more than 15 million workers, 11 million students, 1 million clients in the adoption and foster care system and so much more. The HRC Foundation provides direct consultation and technical assistance to institutions and communities, driving the advancement of inclusive policies and practices; it builds the capacity of future leaders and allies through fellowship and training programs; and, with the firm belief that we are stronger working together, it forges partnerships with advocates in the U.S. and around the globe to increase our impact and shape the future of our work.
UL is the global safety science leader. We deliver testing, inspection and certification (TIC), training and advisory services, risk management solutions and essential business insights to help our customers, based in more than 100 countries, achieve their safety, security and sustainability goals. Our deep knowledge of products and intelligence across supply chains make us the partner of choice for customers with complex challenges. Discover more at UL.com.
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