WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Jan. 28, 2021 – CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA insurer, received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality. Extending its longstanding record (since 2005) as one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality, the company is among 767 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year.
“We foster a culture of belonging that recognizes our differences, and encourages us to leverage our unique abilities to influence creative and innovative solutions,” said Tom Troy, president and CEO of CSAA Insurance Group. “Our goal is to create an inclusive company culture. Employees who identify as LGBTQ+ have often had to hide an aspect of themselves at work, which is bad for them, bad for their coworkers, and bad for the company. When there is better understanding of different identities, we can work to make sure that everyone feels included.”
“From the previously unimaginable impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, to a long overdue reckoning with racial injustice, 2020 was an unprecedented year. Yet, many businesses across the nation stepped up and continued to prioritize and champion LGBTQ equality,” said Alphonso David, Human Rights Campaign President. “This year has shown us that tools like the CEI are crucial in the work to increase equity and inclusion in the workplace, but also that companies must breathe life into these policies and practices in real and tangible ways. Thank you to the companies that understand protecting their LGBTQ employees and consumers from discrimination is not just the right thing to do – but the best business decision.”
The results of the 2021 CEI showcase not only the 1,142 U.S.-based companies promoting LGBTQ-friendly workplace policies in the U.S., but also the 57% of CEI-rated companies with global operations that are helping advance the cause of LGBTQ inclusion in workplaces abroad. CSAA Insurance Group’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria earned a 100 percent ranking and the designation as one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality.
The CEI rates employers providing these crucial protections to over 18 million U.S. workers and an additional 17 million abroad. Companies rated in the CEI include Fortune magazine’s 500 largest publicly traded businesses, American Lawyer magazine’s top 200 revenue-grossing law firms (AmLaw 200), and hundreds of publicly and privately held mid- to large-sized businesses.
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
The full report is available online at www.hrc.org/cei.
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.
About CSAA Insurance Group
CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA Insurer, offers automobile, homeowners and other personal lines of insurance to AAA Members through AAA clubs in 23 states and the District of Columbia. Founded in 1914, the company has been rated “A” or better by AM Best for more than 90 years, and is one of the top personal lines property casualty insurance groups in the United States, according to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. The company has been repeatedly named one of the 50 most community-minded companies in America by Points of Light. More information is available at http://csaa-insurance.aaa.com and on social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram).