Del Monte Foods Earns Top Score in Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 CEI January 27, 2022

Del Monte Foods Earns Top Score in Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 CEI

Del Monte Foods has received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index, the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality. Del Monte’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria earned it a top score and the designation as one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality.

“At Del Monte Foods, we’re committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone feels that they truly belong and are valued for their contributions,” said Greg Longstreet, President and CEO of Del Monte Foods. “We’re honored to be recognized by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation as one of the best places to work for LGBTQ+ equality and celebrate this important achievement with the whole Del Monte family as we continue our work to advance inclusion.”

“When the Human Rights Campaign Foundation created the Corporate Equality Index 20 years ago, we dreamed that LGBTQ+ workers — from the factory floor to corporate headquarters, in big cities and small towns — could have access to the policies and benefits needed to thrive and live life authentically,” said Jay Brown, Human Rights Campaign Senior Vice President of Programs, Research and Training. “We are proud that the Corporate Equality Index paved the way to that reality for countless LGBTQ+ workers in America and abroad. But there is still more to do, which is why we are raising the bar yet again to create more equitable workplaces and a better tomorrow for LGBTQ+ workers everywhere. Congratulations to Del Monte Foods for achieving the title of ‘best places to work for LGBTQ+ equality’ and working to advance inclusion in the workplace.”

The results of the 2022 CEI showcase how 1,271 US-based companies are not only promoting LGBTQ+-friendly workplace policies in the US but also for the 56 percent of CEI-rated companies with global operations who are helping advance the cause of LGBTQ+ inclusion in workplaces abroad.

The CEI rates companies on detailed criteria falling under four central pillars:

  • Non-discrimination policies across business entities;
  • Equitable benefits for LGBTQ+ workers and their families;
  • Supporting an inclusive culture; and,
  • Corporate social responsibility.

The full report is available online here.

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