We’re proud of our commitment to equality, and pleased to be recognized for our efforts. Scoring a perfect 100 percent on The Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index (CEI) in 2014, has earned us a place on the CEI 2014 Best Places to Work List. Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) is one of only 53 Fortune 100 companies that scored the top rating of 100 percent on the index.
HRC is the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans. It annually surveys corporations using the CEI, its national benchmarking tool, on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT employees. The index evaluates companies based on equal employment opportunity, LGBT-friendly benefits, employee support, public engagement and responsible citizenship, and assigns a rating to each.
“Our 100 percent rating from the CEI reinforces the ongoing success that MassMutual has achieved in making our company an employer of choice in the LGBT community, one that encourages employees to bring their whole selves to work,” said Mike Fanning, executive vice president, MassMutual and executive sponsor of the company’s LGBT employee resource group, PRIDE. “As a result, we are a more innovative company and ultimately a more successful one.”
MassMutual supports the LGBT community in many different ways, beginning internally with sponsorship of its thriving PRIDE employee resource group. We also sponsor events and organizations in our local communities and at a national level, including the NGLCC (National Gay and Lesbian Chambers of Commerce), Out and Equal Workplace Advocates, GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network) and the Gay Games. MassMutual was one of the first to join the historic “friend of the court” brief that was filed in the U. S. Supreme Court urging the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), and we’re a member of the Human Rights Campaign Business Coalitions for Benefits Tax Equity and for Repealing DOMA.