Comcast Among Most Gay-Friendly Workplaces
Comcast has been named as one of the most gay-friendly companies in which to work in the country. The HRC’s 2013 Corporate Equality Index has released the names of the winners (and losers) on the spectrum. And Comcast is among a few dozen companies with ties to the region that have earned a perfect 100 score on the index.
“This milestone mirrors our corporate values and practices in a very meaningful way,” says Maria G. Arias, executive director of Diversity and Inclusion for Comcast. “Comcast and NBCUniversal are deeply proud of our dedication to creating a respectful, inclusive and equal workplace for all, and we are honored to receive this recognition for our commitment to the LGBT community.”
Two other Philly companies have also been given a perfect score, including Dechert and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.
And these regional companies also ranked: Aramark (90), Ballard Spahr (90), Campbell’s Soup (90), Drinker Biddle and Reath (90), Duane Morris (85), Lincoln National Group (85), Pepper Hamilton (90), Severn Trent Services (50), Saul Ewing (90), SAP America (90), Subaru of America (85) and Unisys (40).
Interestingly, PA-based The Hershey Company scored an 85 despite the major controversy this year over the Milton Hershey School, which is funded by Hershey, banning an HIV-positive student. After a lawsuit and no shortage of bad press, the school administration reversed its decision and offered the student a place at the school. But it was not without frustration or financial fallout as AIDS organizations around the country began boycotting the candy maker.
Want to know which other companies made the list? Download the full report here.