eBay Earns Eighth Straight Top Ranking for 2016 Corporate Equality Index

By: eBay News Team

The Corporate Equality Index reports on corporate policies related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) people.

For the eighth year in a row, eBay is proud to announce another 100 percent ranking on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national report on corporate policies and practices related to workplace equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) people.

This year, the CEI rated 407 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.

As in past years, our submission drew strength from our progressive equal opportunity employment policy and forward-thinking benefits practices for same-sex couples and transgendered employees.

"We are proud to once again achieve a 100 percent ranking in the HRC’s Corporate Equality Index,” said Devin Wenig, eBay CEO. “ We have continued to invest in important programs focused on fairness and equality for all of our colleagues.  At a recent event we hosted the screening of our Jenni Chang’s documentary film ‘Out & Around’ at San Francisco's Castro Theatre.  It was a great event and a memorable way to support one of our own amazing LGBT colleagues.”

eBay has been a long-time supporter of LGBT rights. This year, our submission to the CEI was contributed to by many of our external advocacy, philanthropic, and recruiting efforts.  We have also made diversity and inclusion initiatives top priorities at our company, and are in the process of hiring a Chief Diversity Officer.

For more information on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index, or to see a full copy of the report, click here.