Akamai Earns Top Marks In Human Rights Campaign's 2019 Corporate Equality Index
Third Consecutive Year the Company Receives Perfect Score on 17th Annual Scorecard on LGBTQ Workplace Equality
Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the intelligent edge platform for securing and delivering digital experiences, proudly announces that it received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2019 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 makes the third year in a row the company has received such a score.
"We are proud to receive this recognition for the third time and share it with our employees," said James Gemmell, executive vice president and chief human resources officer at Akamai. "We believe that respect for human rights is fundamental to unlocking the potential of the Internet. At Akamai, we are committed to ensuring that our employees are able to reach their full potential in an inclusive environment where they are treated with dignity and respect."
The 2019 CEI 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. Akamai’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 2019 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
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.
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