BMO and Regions Earn Top Score on HRC’s LGBTQ+ Workplace Equality Index

BMO Harris Bank and Regions Bank both earned a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality.

“BMO’s purpose — to boldly grow the good in business and life — drives everything we do, including how we build relationships with our employees,” Tracie Morris, U.S. chief human resources officer and chief inclusion officer at BMO Harris Bank, said. “Thank you to the Human Rights Campaign Foundation for the work you do to advance LGBTQ+ inclusion and for recognizing BMO’s efforts.”

“We’re so proud to have earned a 100% on the Corporate Equality Index for a third consecutive year,” Clara Green, head of diversity, equity and inclusion for Regions Bank, said. “This designation reflects the commitment of our leaders and associates to create a culture of inclusion and belonging and provide meaningful workplace protections and benefits to all. We know that diverse teams are stronger teams, and we will continue working diligently to support our LGBTQ+ associates.”

“When the Human Rights Campaign Foundation created the Corporate Equality Index 20 years ago, we dreamed that LGBTQ+ workers — from the factory floor to corporate headquarters, in big cities and small towns — could have access to the policies and benefits needed to thrive and live life authentically,” Jay Brown, senior vice president of programs, research and training at the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, said. “We are proud that the Corporate Equality Index paved the way to that reality for countless LGBTQ+ workers in America and abroad. But there is still more to do, which is why we are raising the bar yet again to create more equitable workplaces and a better tomorrow for LGBTQ+ workers everywhere.”

BMO Harris Bank and Regions Bank are among the more than 840 major U.S. businesses that received top marks in this year’s survey, earning the title of being best places to work for LGBTQ+ equality.

The CEI rates companies on detailed criteria falling under four central pillars:

  • Non-discrimination policies across business entities
  • Equitable benefits for LGBTQ+ workers and their families
  • Supporting an inclusive culture
  • Corporate social responsibility.

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