Sony Electronics Earns Top Marks in 2018 Corporate Equality Index 3rd Year in a Row
Sony Electronics Earns 100 percent on Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 16th Annual Scorecard on LGBTQ Workplace Equality
Nov 9, 2017
SAN DIEGO, Nov. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Electronics (SEL) proudly announced that it received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. SEL joins the ranks of major U.S. businesses which also earned top marks this year. Sony Electronics has participated in CEI since 2011 and is proud to have achieved high rankings consistently, with the last 3 years achieving the highest ranking score of 100%.
"Sony Electronics has exhibited a long history of supporting a diverse work environment where everyone's unique differences are recognized and celebrated. Our management teams seek individuals from a variety of generations, lifestyles, socioeconomic and educational backgrounds. Everyone is encouraged to express their opinions and share ideas," stated Mike Fasulo, President and Chief Operating Officer. "We believe this style of communication brings open and honest conversations and leads us to innovate, not just in business, but in the entire workplace."
The 2018 CEI rated 945 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBTQ-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBTQ community. SEL'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 LGBTQ Equality.
For more information on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
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.
Sony Electronics is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America and an affiliate of Sony Corporation (Japan), one of the most comprehensive entertainment companies in the world, with a portfolio that encompasses electronics, music, motion pictures, mobile, gaming and financial services. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Sony Electronics is a leader in electronics for the consumer and professional markets. Operations include research and development, engineering, sales, marketing, distribution and customer service. Sony Electronics creates products that innovate and inspire generations, such as the award-winning Alpha Interchangeable Lens Cameras and revolutionary high-resolution audio products. Sony is also a leading manufacturer of end-to-end solutions from 4K professional broadcast and A/V equipment to industry leading 4K Ultra HD TVs. For more information about Sony Electronics visit our LinkedIn page.
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