LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) 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 LGBT workplace equality that is administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. With its high score, CBRE is recognized as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality. This marks CBRE’s third consecutive year of achieving a perfect score, and the company continues to pave the way for increased diversity across the entire commercial real estate industry.
“We recognize the importance of a diverse workplace in attracting and retaining talented professionals and fostering innovation and CBRE continuously strives to enhance our efforts,” said Jennifer Ashley, global director of human resources, CBRE. “We are proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality for the third consecutive year.”
The 2016 CEI rated 1,024 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices such as non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community.
CBRE’s LGBT & Allies Network Group plays an instrumental role in ensuring CBRE satisfies all of the CEI’s criteria and in engaging with national organizations such as Out & Equal that advocate for workplace equality.
“This achievement is a celebration of our hard work and unsurpassed commitment to bringing all perspectives to the table to deliver the best client outcomes. We are incredibly proud of our people and of this achievement,” said Chris Ludeman, global president of Capital Markets for CBRE and co-executive sponsor of the LGBT & Allies Network Group.
CBRE has been recognized as a trailblazing employer in the commercial real estate industry. Earlier this year, CBRE was named one of “America’s Best Employers” by Forbes magazine, recognized as one of Fortune magazine's Most Admired Companies for the third straight year, and named a World’s Most Ethical Company by The Ethisphere Institute for the second consecutive year.
For more information on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index or to download a free copy of the report, visit http://www.hrc.org/cei.
About CBRE Group, Inc.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2014 revenue). The Company has approximately 70,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 400 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.