VF Corp. has received a top score of 100 in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the leading benchmarking survey and report in the U.S. measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ equality in the workplace. VF joins more than 840 large U.S. companies that also received top scores this year.
“At VF, we strive to create and sustain an enabling environment where all our associates, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, can feel supported, safe and celebrated at work,” said Lauren Guthrie, VP of global inclusion, diversity, equity and action at VF. “To our LGBTQ+ colleagues and their allies, we celebrate this honor with you and we stand with you every day.”
“We are proud that the Corporate Equality Index paved the way to that reality for countless LGBTQ+ workers in America and abroad. But there is still more to do, which is why we are raising the bar yet again to create more equitable workplaces and a better tomorrow for LGBTQ+ workers everywhere,” commented Jay Brown, Human Rights Campaign’s SVP of programs, research and training.
The CEI 2022 results show how 1,271 U.S.-based companies are not only promoting LGBTQ+-friendly workplace policies in the U.S. but also for the 56 percent of CEI-rated companies with global operations that are advancing the cause of LGBTQ+ inclusion in workplaces abroad. VF’s efforts to meet all CEI criteria resulted in a 100 percent rating. A total of 842 of the reviewed businesses also met all the criteria to earn the designation of being a 2022 “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality,” including a number of other sports and outdoor-related companies like Adidas North America, Brooks Sports, Genesco, Newell Brands, Nike and Under Armour.
The full report is available online at www.hrc.org/cei.