For the third year in a row, EA has earned a score of 100 by the Human Rights Campaign in their annual Corporate Equality Index. This distinction is given to businesses based on their “corporate policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.” Requirements for this score include comprehensive requirements for partner benefits, organizational competency on LGBT issues, a public commitment to the equality for the broader community, as well as equal employee benefits.
“We are very honored to be recognized again as a ‘Best Place to Work’,” said Andre Chambers, head of Diversity & Inclusion at EA. “We believe that fostering an inclusive environment helps us to create great games, and represent our diverse set of players and I’m proud to work at a company that has strong employee values.”
In 2015, EA expanded its presence at Pride Parades around the world, this year in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Madrid, Stockholm, Vancouver, Montreal, Austin and Orlando. EA was also a corporate sponsor of the first ever Lesbians Who Tech Summit and the 2014 Out for Undergrad Technology Conference (OUTC). In August, EA won the 11th Annual International Innovations in Diversity Award from Diversity Journal for installing programs aimed at creating a more diversified and inclusive workplace.
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