TOLEDO, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Owens Corning announced that it received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
Owens Corning joins the ranks of 407 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year.
Daniel Smith, senior vice president of organization and administration at Owens Corning, stated, "We’re pleased to receive another perfect score on the Corporate Equality Index. Likewise, Owens Corning is pleased to be recognized as an organization where our employees feel included, respected and valued for the great work that, in turn, earns high marks from our customers.”
The 2016 CEI rated 1,027 businesses in the report, which 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. Owens Corning’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria results in a 100-percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.
Owens Corning operates five employee-led affinity groups that work to advance the company's commitment to inclusiveness. They include the African American Resource Group; Connections; GLBTA; Owens Corning Multicultural Network; and Women's Information Network. These affinity groups develop programs and activities focused on fostering employee engagement, business impact and community connections.
For more information on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index or a copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
About The Human Rights Campaign
The Human Rights Campaign is 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.
About Owens Corning
Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) develops, manufactures and markets insulation, roofing and fiberglass composites. Global in scope and human in scale, the company’s market-leading businesses use their deep expertise in materials, manufacturing and building science to develop products and systems that save energy and improve comfort in commercial and residential buildings. Through its glass reinforcements business, the company makes thousands of products lighter, stronger and more durable. Ultimately, Owens Corning people and products make the world a better place. Based in Toledo, Ohio, Owens Corning posted 2014 sales of $5.3 billion and employs about 15,000 people in 26 countries. It has been a Fortune 500® company for 61 consecutive years. For more information, please visit www.owenscorning.com.