Boston Scientific has 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. This is the fourth consecutive year the company has received top marks.
“Ensuring LGBTQ equality in our workplace is consistent with our values and, quite simply, it is the right thing to do,” said Dave Pierce, senior vice president and president, Urology and Pelvic Health, Boston Scientific, and Executive Sponsor of its PACE (People Accepting & Celebrating Equality) employee resource group. “The CEI is a baseline for our progress. We will continue to identify opportunities to create an inclusive environment where every employee can bring their own diverse set of perspectives to work each day to accelerate innovation and growth—both as a company and as individuals.”
Boston Scientific continues to develop benefits policies to support its LGBTQ employees. In the U.S., benefits have been redesigned to ensure that LGBTQ couples are eligible for the same company benefits as opposite-sex couples. In addition to workplace policies, the company’s global PACE employee resource group connects LGBTQ employees and allies to foster professional growth and employee engagement and advance the cause of equality.
The 2018 CEI evaluated 945 businesses for this year’s report, which examines 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. Boston Scientific has satisfied all of the CEI’s criteria to achieve 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.