New York, NY, November 13, 2017 -- Guardian®, one of the nation’s largest mutual life insurers and a leading provider of employee benefits, has earned a perfect score of 100 in the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s 2018 Corporate Equality Index and in recognition of its commitment to diversity and inclusion has been designated a “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality”.
HRC’s 2018 Corporate Equality Index is a national benchmarking survey that evaluates corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community.
“We are proud to again earn a perfect score in the HRC's 2018 Corporate Equality Index and celebrate this recognition,” said Deanna M. Mulligan, Guardian’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Diversity in every form is part of who we are, and we strongly believe our company should be a reflection of our customers and community.”
Guardian supported a host of efforts throughout the year that resulted in the company achieving a perfect score. The company was one of the first to sign the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion Pledge – a commitment to advance programs that cultivate inclusive working environments across corporate America. Guardian also raised its overall supplier diversity spend and for the first time documented the portion allocated to small businesses owned by those who identify as LGBT or disabled.
The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® (Guardian) is one of the largest mutual life insurers, with $7.4 billion in capital and $1.5 billion in operating income (before taxes and dividends to policyholders) in 2016. Founded in 1860, the company has paid dividends to policyholders every year since 1868. Its offerings range from life insurance, disability income insurance, annuities, and investments to dental and vision insurance and employee benefits. The company has approximately 9,000 employees and a network of over 2,750 financial representatives in 58 agencies nationwide. For more information about Guardian, please visit our website, www.GuardianLife.com. You can also follow Guardian on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.
About The Human Rights Campaign Foundation
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer people HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.