ABB joins Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, affirming commitment to LBGTQ+ inclusion
ABB enters the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index with an impressive score of 90.
Large multinational corporations don’t always live up to their ambitions when it comes to bringing more diversity to their ranks. Women, people of color and the LBGTQ+ community are still under-represented in technical fields and senior management, and they often have a harder road to reach their full potential. Still, there is ample data now that shows firms that takes action to bring underrepresented people into the fold are better for it, not just in a PR context but in the bottom line.
ABB Inc., the company’s US arm, has made diversity and inclusion (D&I) a top priority. This manifests in a number of ways from education with support of Girls in STEM to attracting talent with inclusive, equal benefits for all employees. Now ABB is proud to announce our addition to the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, entering with a solid score of 90.“It’s an honor to be recognized with high marks from an organization like HRC,” says Michael Gray, US Country Holding Officer at ABB. “As a leading global technology company, we see diversity and inclusion as a business imperative. It’s part of our DNA.”
HRC’s Corporate Equality Index is the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies, practices and benefits pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer employees. It rates companies on four measures: workforce protections, inclusive benefits, supporting an inclusive culture and corporate social responsibility, and responsible citizenship. This includes assessing the company’s suppliers and partner organizations as well.
ABB’s D&I mission extends to all groups. The company actively recruits women, people of color and LBGTQ+ people, for example, and was recognized recently as a Diversity and Inclusion Partner by the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).
“This is really about the long-term success of the company,” notes Gray. “Making sure ABB is an open, inclusive place to work helps ensure that we continue to attract and retain the best talent.”
For more information on ABB’s diversity and inclusion activities, visit the company’s D&I web page.