Navigant’s Continued Investment in Promoting Diversity & Inclusion Leads to Sixth Consecutive Perfect Score on Corporate Equality Index
“As a firm, we have continued to develop programs and initiatives that
create and promote an inclusive environment for all,” stated
The 2015 CEI rated 972 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. Navigant’s efforts in satisfying all of CEI’s criteria resulted in a 100 percent rating and the designation as a “Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.” This honor cements Navigant’s commitment to being an employer of choice for LGBT professionals.
"In order to achieve a perfect score, a company has to show a deep and
serious commitment to treating their LGBT employees fairly and equally
on the job,” said
Throughout 2014, Navigant and its professionals were at the forefront of fostering a progressive work environment, creating awareness, supporting an open exchange of ideas, encouraging an inclusive culture and understanding the needs of its colleagues and clients:
- The Firm launched a formal Military Veterans recruitment program to highlight for military personnel the many career paths available in professional services. The program was complemented by an internal Veteran’s Honor initiative to celebrate veterans who are Navigant employees or family members of Navigant employees.
The Anti-Defamation Leaguerecognized Julie Howard, Navigant Chairman and CEO with the “Woman of Achievement” award for her stewardship of diversity and inclusion efforts.
- Navigant sponsored an employee trolley and participated in Chicago’s Pride Parade to demonstrate support of the LGBT community.
During Black History Month 2014, Navigant’s
Washington D.C.office collected more than 500 new and gently used children’s books to expand the Firm-sponsored Ben Carson Reading Roomlibrary.
- Additionally, Navigant offices across the globe championed local Diversity & Inclusion activities by sponsoring informational events, including webinars, movie screenings and office gatherings with a focus on cultural education and differences.
“As today’s business community becomes increasingly diverse, heightened
awareness as well as understanding of multiple beliefs and cultures is
critical to Navigant’s continued strong value to clients,” said
For more information on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit http://www.hrc.org/cei.
Navigant Public Relations
Megan Maupin, 312.573.5703
Navigant Investor Relations
Paul Longhini, 312.583.5836