Chrysler Group Achieves Perfect Score on Human Rights







Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: December 19, 2011
Categories: Chrysler, Chrysler Awards

Chrysler Group Achieves Perfect Score on Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Annual Corporate Equality IndexCompany is one of 190 leading employers to achieve a perfect score in the 2012 report

Index rates major employers based on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workplace policies and benefits defining the best -in- class practices for LGBT inclusion in the workplace

Company has achieved a perfect score six times since the index was established in 2002

December 13, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - According to a report released last week by the Human Rights Commission (HRC), Chrysler Group was one of 190 leading employers to achieve a perfect score of 100 percent on HRC's 2012 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The HRC is the educational arm of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, America’s largest civil rights organization, and is dedicated to achieving LGBT equality. The HRC rated 636 employers for the 2012 report. This was the sixth time Chrysler Group has achieved a perfect score on the CEI, which was established in 2002.

The CEI rates corporations annually based on their LGBT workplace policies and benefits and reflects equal health care coverage for all LGBT employees and their families. A perfect score indicates a company provides full parity for domestic partner benefits, not only in basic medical coverage, but in dependent care, retirement and other benefits that affect families’ financial and medical well-being. Chrysler Group’s 100 percent rating also signifies coverage for transgender individuals for medically necessary care — a community the HRC notes has historically been overlooked.

"All of our employees at Chrysler contribute to the success of our Company," said Nancy A. Rae, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Chrysler Group LLC. "Chrysler Group prides itself in creating an inclusive business environment in which all people and ideas are appreciated and respected."

“This year’s CEI also rated businesses’ demonstrated commitment to a robust LGBT organizational competency program that enhances an inclusive work environment, a public commitment to the LGBT community in the form of philanthropy, support for LGBT equality under the law, supplier diversity and other efforts aimed at broadly engaging with our community,” the report notes. “LGBT people are an integral part of the American workforce and, similarly, the benefits and protections of employment are crucial to our community as we continue to work for full inclusion.”