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Owens Corning recently announced that it received a score of 100% on the 2013 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) published by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, a civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality. Owens Corning has achieved a 100% CEI rating every year since 2004.
The 2013 CEI rated 889 companies, including all Fortune® 500 companies, on a scale of 0 to 100% relative to 40 specific policies and practices. Owens Corning was one of a record of 252 companies to achieve a perfect CEI score. To achieve a perfect score and the distinction as one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality,” companies must have fully inclusive equal employment opportunity policies, provide equal employment benefits, demonstrate organizational LGBT competency and a public commitment to equality, and exercise responsible citizenship.
“Owens Corning is honored to be recognized by the Human Rights Campaign for a ninth consecutive year as one of the best places to work for LGBT equality,” said Frank O’Brien-Bernini, vice president and chief sustainability officer, and executive sponsor of the company’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Advocates (GLBTA) affinity group. “Embracing diversity and inclusion provides a competitive advantage by creating an environment where the most outstanding talent in the world feels welcomed, respected and valued for their contributions. This enables Owens Corning and our customers to take full advantage of the collective experience and perspective that our employees possess.”
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