The Human Rights Campaign’s Benchmark strives to increase corporate responsibility on LGBTQ+ issues.
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index gave MGM Resorts International and International Game Technology (IGT) top marks.
The Human Rights Campaign’s scale is widely recognised as the most important benchmarking study for assessing company policies in the country. It focuses on topics affecting the LGBTQ+ community in particular.
MGM Resorts and IGT were two of the 840 companies in the country to get a perfect score of 100.
MGM Resorts has now received a perfect score for the 11th year in a row.
“Diversity, equity, and inclusion are an important element of our company culture, core values, and ways of doing business,” MGM Resorts’ Chief People, Inclusion, and Sustainability Officer Jyoti Chopra said.
“We exhibit this by our commitment to a diverse workforce and the exceptional service we deliver to our customers, who come from all corners and cultures around the world.”
At IGT, a number of measures have been established to make the workplace more inclusive, including gender affirming medical benefits, gender neutral bathrooms, and equal recruiting processes.
“I would like to congratulate our nearly 11,000 colleagues worldwide… who, along with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, embrace and activate IGT’s core principles and contribute to this landmark achievement,” said CEO Vincent Sadusky.
The seriousness with which the standard is treated reflects an increasing awareness among American businesses of ethical issues, particularly as they pertain to identity and equality.
“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 they needed to thrive and live life authentically,” said Jay Brown, Senior Vice President of Programs, Research, and Training for the Human Rights Campaign.
MGM Resorts has embraced the mission. It was a founding member of the Human Rights Campaign in 2004, and enabled such ‘commitment’ ceremonies to take place in its wedding chapel before same-sex marriage became legal in the state.