The CEI survey evaluates businesses’ LGBT-related policies and practices as well as and public engagement with the LGBT community. Kimberly-Clark’s’ efforts in meeting the CEI’s criteria resulted in a perfect score and its designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.
“Kimberly-Clark is proud to be recognized by the HRC’s Corporate Equality Index for our commitment to workplace equality for LGBT people and to diversity and inclusion as a whole,” says Sylvia Wilks, Kimberly-Clark’s vice president of procurement, and executive sponsor of PRIDE, the company’s LGBT employee resource group. “We thrive as a business when all employees are valued and inspired to do their best work, individually and collectively.”
“As an employer, Kimberly-Clark seeks to foster an environment where people can have rewarding professional lives, and also see their personal values reflected in the workplace,” says Aimee Zaleski, assistant general counsel for Kimberly-Clark, and leader of the PRIDE resource group’s Benefits and Policy Committee. “Our support for LGBT equality is a key part of this effort, and helps assure we can continue to attract top talent to support the future growth of our business.”
The CEI is conducted annually by the Human Rights Campaign, the largest U.S. civil rights organization working to achieve equality for LGBT people. Now in its sixteenth year, the CEI honors employers who embrace LGBT inclusion as a best business practice. The Index is an integral part of the HRC’s program to drive cultural shifts for businesses to foster greater inclusion of the entire LGBT community.
Submissions for the CEI Survey are made each year by employee groups and team members in businesses across the U.S. The CEI Survey committee reviews all submissions and assigns a score to each applicant.