Goldman Sachs Receives Perfect Score for LGBT Equality in 2014 Ranking
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation, an advocacy organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans, has—for the 10th consecutive year—named Goldman Sachs as a "Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality" as part of its annual Corporate Equality Index.
The Corporate Equality Index ranks large corporate employers in the United States on the extent to which they protect employees from workplace discrimination and provide benefits for partners. The index—first published in 2002—assesses employment policies, benefits and practices, and positive engagement with the external LGBT community.
Criteria for the 2014 Corporate Equality Index included comprehensive requirements for partner benefits, transgender-inclusive benefits, organizational competency on LGBT issues and external engagement with the LGBT community. Goldman Sachs received the maximum score in all categories.
"Diversity is at the very core of our ability to serve our clients well and to maximize return for our shareholders. Diversity supports and strengthens the firm’s culture, and it reinforces our reputation as the employer of choice in our industry and beyond," says Lloyd Blankfein, Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs.