ATLANTA, Ga. — Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) has received a perfect score of 100 per cent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s (HRC) 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the third consecutive year, earning the title of Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.
“As a global hotel company, we deliver true hospitality to a rich diversity of guests every day, and we believe in creating that same welcoming environment for all of our colleagues,” says Elie Maalouf, CEO, The Americas, IHG. “Our perfect score is a testament to this commitment and we are very proud to again be honoured and recognized by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.”
The 2017 CEI criteria evaluated 1,043 companies for LGBT-related policies and practices such as non-discrimination workplace protection, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health-care benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBT community.
IHG has demonstrated excellence in the above criteria by supporting the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and the campaign to enact the Employee Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). Furthermore, IHG is one of 60 major companies that have officially endorsed the bipartisan Equality Act, which gives the same employment, housing, education and public services protection afforded to the general public under federal law to LGBT individuals.
A full copy of the 2017 CEI report is available here.