LexisNexis Earns Perfect Score in 2010 Best Places to Work Survey for LGBT Equality
Human Rights Campaign Foundation awards LexisNexis with a 100 percent rating in the Corporate Equality Index
October 13, 2009 — NEW YORK, NY - LexisNexis, a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions, today announced it achieved the top rating of one hundred percent in the 2010 Corporate Equality Index and Best Places to Work survey on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality in corporate America. This recognition is being awarded by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation based on its latest survey and independent research. The HRC Foundation is the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization.
Each fall the HRC Foundation provides an in-depth analysis and rating of large U.S. employers on their policies and practices pertinent to corporate equality and LGBT employees. LexisNexis was recognized for its commitment in providing domestic partner benefits, having a non-discrimination policy which includes sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, as well as their engagement in appropriate and respectful advertising and marketing according to the HRC Foundation's annual rankings of corporate equality. The criteria evaluated in this rating survey included the services and characteristics that employees, customers and investors value most in an organization. The Foundation's Corporate Equality Index serves as a roadmap and benchmarking tool for U.S. businesses in the field of sexual orientation and gender identity.
"We are honored and pleased to see that LexisNexis' commitment to equality and the value we hold for our diverse community continues to be recognized," said Robert Rigby-Hall, senior vice president, Global Human Resources, LexisNexis Group. "It is the diversity of our people and their ideas that creates strength for our business and customers around the world. We are passionate about attracting, retaining and developing the most talented and skilled individuals and strive to create a work environment that respects individuals and their contributions, regardless of gender, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression."
A LexisNexis employee resources group within the organization's Risk Solutions business, Pride, is partnering with senior leadership and human resources to communicate the company's accepting culture through internal awareness and education programs. Pride also forms business partnerships with external organizations to promote tolerance and human rights. In addition, Pride members take an active role as volunteers in surrounding communities.
"The Corporate Equality Index 2010 shows that, even in the most challenging economy, leading employers are forging ahead of federal and state law to recruit and retain a diverse workforce - regardless of employees' sexual orientation and gender identity or expression," said Human Rights Campaign Foundation President Joe Solmonese.
The Corporate Equality Index 2010 report is available at www.hrc.org/cei.
As diversity and inclusion becomes a core differentiator for sustainable business practices, LexisNexis offers support for clients in the legal industry looking to manage and evaluate diversity information. Through its online service Lexis® Diversity Insight, the company provides a diversity dashboard that helps corporations to gauge the diversity performance of their outside counsel on an individual or aggregate firm basis. Similarly, the solution streamlines the submission of diversity data by law firms to corporate clients.
Further information on Lexis Diversity Insight can be found at http://corporate.lexisnexis.com/LDI.
LexisNexis® (www.lexisnexis.com) is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. LexisNexis originally pioneered online information with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. A member of Reed Elsevier [NYSE: ENL; NYSE: RUK] (www.reedelsevier.com), LexisNexis serves customers in more than 100 countries with 18,000 employees worldwide.
As a global organization, the company values people of all ages, cultures, races, religions, nationalities and ethnicities, regardless of gender or sexual orientation. LexisNexis is committed to promoting a diverse workforce and creating a work environment that respects individuals and their contributions, and fosters innovation.
About Human Rights Campaign Foundation
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.