The results of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation's 2021 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) are in, and Tesla again is one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality." Tesla's 2021 CEI rating marks the seventh time the manufacturer has received a high HRC rating.
The Foundation's CEI report analyzes how US leading companies are promoting policies and practices to protect and assist workers who are members of the LGBTQ community. This year, 767 businesses have earned 100 points in the ranking, and were marked as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality. Tesla is one of these companies because it has been creating an enabling environment for LGBTQs in its company over the years.
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Businesses that adopt policies and initiatives that favor LBGTQ are not only helping their local workers in the US; they also make life much easier for LGBT employees working overseas. This is true for companies like Tesla, which has a team of employees working in different countries around the world.
To earn top ratings, Tesla took concrete steps to establish and implement comprehensive policies, benefits, and practices that ensure greater equity for LGBTQ workers and their families. Alphonso David, HRC President said:
"Our participating companies know that building an LGBTQ-inclusive workplace is not just the right thing to do--it is also the best business decision--allowing companies to attract, retain and engage top talent."
Tesla earned the highest marks possible in a CEI review of criteria that fall under four central pillars:
- Non-discrimination policies across business entities;
- Equitable benefits for LGBTQ workers and their families;
- Supporting an inclusive culture; and,
- Corporate social responsibility.
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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.