eBay Earns Ninth Straight Top Ranking for 2017 Corporate Equality Index

By: eBay News Team

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

For the ninth 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 transgender (LGBT) people.

The Corporate Equality Index evaluates hundreds of companies each year with regard to their 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.

eBay’s perfect CEI score drew strength from our progressive equal opportunity employment policies and forward-thinking benefits practices for same-sex couples and transgender employees. In addition, we appointed our first ever Chief Diversity Officer, Damien Hooper Campbell, in June of this year. He brings with him strong experience leading diversity and inclusion programs.

“Even in the face of relentless attempts to undermine equality, America’s leading companies and law firms remain steadfast and committed to supporting and defending the rights and dignity of LGBTQ people,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “The unprecedented expansion of inclusive workplaces across the country and around the globe not only reflects our progress, it helps drive it.  As we enter a new chapter in our fight for equality, support from the business community will be more critical than ever to protect our historic advancements over the last decade and to continue to push equality forward for workers, customers, and families around the world.”

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