Hyatt recognized as ‘Best Place to Work’ for LGBT equality

CHICAGO, IL - Hyatt Hotels Corporation today announced that for the 11th consecutive year, Hyatt has earned 100 percent on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and r

Hyatt recognized as ‘Best Place to Work’ for LGBT equality

CHICAGO, IL – Hyatt Hotels Corporation today announced that for the 11th consecutive year, Hyatt has earned 100 percent on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered annually by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC). HRC is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality.

Hyatt’s 100 percent rating includes perfect marks for the company’s protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression; benefits programs for LGBT colleagues including equivalent spousal and partner benefits and transgender-inclusive health insurance coverage; diversity and inclusion training; and public commitment to the LGBT community.

“In order to achieve a perfect score, a company has to show a deep and serious commitment to treating their LGBT employees fairly and equally on the job. We also look at whether a company is speaking out in the public square to advocate for LGBT equality here in this country and around the world. Hyatt not only meets these standards, it goes above and beyond the call of duty, making commitment to equality a fundamental aspect of its corporate values,” said HRC President Chad Griffin.

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“Hyatt believes the extraordinary diversity of our colleagues and guests is a blessing,” said Robb Webb, Chief Human Resources Officer, Hyatt Hotels Corporation. “We promote the uniqueness of our colleagues’ individuality because enabling our colleagues to be themselves allows them to provide the most authentic hospitality experience to our guests. We are honored to be recognized by the Human Rights Campaign and I am humbled to serve on its Board of Directors alongside a number of passionate individuals that support the group’s mission and goals. At Hyatt, we look forward to continuing to build and sustain an inclusive environment where our LGBT colleagues are embraced and valued for who they are.”

Hyatt has obtained a 100 percent ranking on HRC’s CEI Index every year since 2004 and marked its 2014 ranking with a video showcasing stories of Hyatt colleagues who feel they can bring their whole selves to work each day.

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