CVS Health Achieves Perfect Score on 14th Annual Scorecard on LGBT Workplace Equality for Second Consecutive Year
CVS Health has announced that it received a perfect score of 100 percent on the Corporate Equality Index, a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices pertinent to LGBT equality.
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Health, the nation's largest pharmacy innovation company, today announced that for the second year in a row it received a perfect score of 100 percent on the Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices pertinent to LGBT equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. CVS Health joins the ranks of 391 major U.S. businesses which also earned top marks this year.
"We pride ourselves on embracing and celebrating the rich diversity of our colleagues, customers and suppliers," said Lisa Bisaccia, EVP and Chief Human Resources Officer for CVS Health and executive sponsor of the company's LGBT resource group. "It is part of our culture to make every individual feel equally valued, respected and appreciated. These core values are the fabric of who we are as a leading health care company and make us one of the best places to work."
Some of the programs and initiatives that account for CVS Health's top score include:
- an inclusive benefits package which provides health insurance coverage for the medically necessary health care services that transgender people need, including transition-related treatment;
- support for 11 national Colleague Resource Groups, including PRIDE, which offer employees the opportunity to share or support a particular ethnicity, culture or perspective;
- the CVS Health Supplier Ethics Policy that supports the inclusion of LGBT vendors and suppliers; and
- financial sponsorship and participation in annual LGBT-related and multi-cultural events and causes across the country where the company operates.
The 2016 CEI rated 1,024 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community. CVS Health's efforts in satisfying all of the CEI's criteria results in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.
For more information on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.