Shearman & Sterling today announced it has earned a perfect score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a U.S. national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices pertinent to LGBTQ+ workplace equality. This is the 13th year in a row the Firm was recognized with a perfect score.
“Diversity and inclusion are part of our fabric at Shearman & Sterling, interwoven in who we are and all we do as a global elite law firm. We are proud of our efforts to retain a 100 percent CEI ranking from the HRC Foundation for the 13th consecutive year,” said Geline Midouin, Chief People Officer at Shearman & Sterling. “As a firm, we are steadfast in our approach to advancing diverse voices and perspectives, and remain committed to strengthening our policies and programs to affirm and empower all of our employees globally.”
The 2022 CEI rated over 1,000 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBTQ+-related policies and practices based on the pillars of non-discrimination policies across business entities, equitable benefits for LGBTQ+ workers and their families, supporting an inclusive culture and corporate social responsibility. Shearman & Sterling’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria results in a 100 percent ranking and its designation as a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality.”
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation is the educational arm of America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) people. HRC Foundation seeks to make transformational change in the everyday lives of LGBTQ+ people.