Published on : Thursday, November 20, 2014
In 2002 with the launch of the Corporate Equality Index, American was the first airline to achieve the CEI’s perfect score, and one of only a handful of corporations to do so every year from the start.
The CEI is a nationally recognized benchmark that holds a mirror up to America’s top workplaces and their inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees and their allies.
Companies like American that earn the top CEI score of 100 percent also are named the “Best Places to Work” in the U.S.
“We believe our commitment to inclusion and diversity is second to none,” said Cindy Fiedelman, American’s vice president – People & Diversity.
“Achieving the highest mark from the Human Rights Campaign is a matter of pride and purpose for us, especially as we work to integrate two global airlines in 2015.”
This summer, American and US Airways aligned their workforce policies to ensure the airlines’ longstanding commitment to their LGBT workforce, and united their LGBT employee resource groups.
The Gay Lesbian Employees of American (GLEAM), founded 20 years ago, has now joined forces with US Airways’ Spectrum – under a new and larger organization called Pride.
Employees will continue to champion American’s LGBT travelers, as well as advocate for diversity, equality and respect within the airline as they have for decades.
The Human Rights Campaign is dedicated to promoting and ensuring public understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues through innovative education and communication strategies.
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