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Human Rights Campaign honors Raytheon for LGBT equality

Company earns perfect score as a "Best Place to Work" for 11th year

Raytheon employees show their support at the 2015 Indianapolis Pride Parade.

The nonprofit advocacy group Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has named Raytheon as a 2016 "Best Place to Work" for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees. Washington, D.C.-based HRC gave Raytheon a perfect 100 percent rating for the eleventh consecutive year.

HRC, the largest LGBT civil rights group in the U.S., surveyed 1,027 businesses for its annual Corporate Equality Index. The survey evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices, including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBT community.

“Our eleventh consecutive 100 percent rating on the HRC Corporate Equality Index reflects the success of Raytheon’s efforts to provide an inclusive workplace for all employees,” said Emanuel Brady, vice president and chief diversity officer for Raytheon. “The values of diversity, inclusion and respect are at the foundation of Raytheon’s culture. They are embedded into all that we do.”

Raytheon has long been a diversity pioneer in the aerospace and defense sector. In January 2002, it became one of the first in the industry to adopt a benefits policy for domestic partners. In 2005, it became the first defense company to receive a perfect score on the Corporate Equality Index. 

For more information on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.

Published: 07/03/2014

Last Updated: 11/18/2015

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