A recent report released by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), which is the largest civil rights organization in the country, says FCA US LLC received a 100 percent rating on HRC’s 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The rating is also representative of the quality of medical coverage transgender employees receive — a community the HRC notes has historically been overlooked.
“FCA US is proud of our longstanding support of our LGBTQ employees, customers and communities,” said Kelly Tolbert, Head of Diversity, FCA US LLC. “Our consistent record of providing an inclusive work culture and benefit parity for our LGBTQ employees represents our core belief in the talents and potential of our people.”
The index rates major employers based on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workplace policies and benefits, defining best-in-class practices for LGBTQ workplace inclusion, and the automaker has earned a 100 percent rating 11 times since the index was established back in 2002.
“Solid performance by FCA US on the Corporate Equality Index demonstrates the Company’s commitment to creating and sustaining a supportive and inclusive work culture,” said Kelly Hanlon, Chair of GALA, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance at FCA US. “Scoring a 100 percent on the CEI has been a source of pride for the Company, especially its LGBTQ employee community.”
GALA is one of seven business resource groups at FCA US. These employee-directed groups pursue initiatives that celebrate multicultural differences and bring value to the larger community through volunteer, charitable, career-building and strategic activities. GALA’s objectives include promoting a positive awareness of LGBTQ people and issues within FCA US, implementing projects like the #FiatPride-inspired 124 Spider shown above.