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Unilever Scores 100 in Human Rights Campaign Foundations’ Corporate Equality Index


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The annual rating names leaders in LGBTQIA+ workplace inclusion.

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Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey (December 13, 2023) - Unilever USA has received a maximum score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The annual rating is the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQIA+ workplace equality.

“Fostering an inclusive workplace is a top priority for Unilever,” said Tish Archie-Oliver, Head of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging for Unilever North America. “We know that businesses and communities thrive when people can bring their full selves to work and we need policies and practices that ensure everyone can reach their full potential. Earning our spot on the Corporate Equality Index for LGBTQIA+ equality for eleven consecutive years is a proud moment.”

The CEI rates companies on detailed criteria falling 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.

“For well over two decades, businesses have played an important role in furthering LGBTQ+ equality by centering employee needs and voices when it comes to workplace inclusion. While there is much more work to be done, year-over-year growth in CEI participation is evidence of a business community that recognizes the responsibility and value in upholding equity and inclusion,” said RaShawn “Shawnie” Hawkins, Human Rights Campaign Senior Director of Workplace Equality.

The results of the 2023-2024 CEI showcase how U.S.-based companies are promoting LGBTQ+-friendly workplace policies in the U.S. and abroad. The first year of the CEI included 319 participants, and the 2023-2024 CEI now includes 1,384 participants. Further demonstrating the tremendous trajectory of the CEI, a record-breaking 1,340 businesses have non-discrimination protections specific to gender identity, up from just 17 in 2002. These critical non-discrimination protections cover 21 million employees in the U.S. and around the globe.

The full report is available online at

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