Seven Triad companies score highly on LGBT equality survey

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"Receiving a flawless score of 100 percent on the Corporate Equality Index for the 13th consecutive year is an honor and reinforces our commitment to maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace", said Voya's Kevin Silva, executive vice president and chief human resources officer.

Three companies based in Louisville received a ideal score from the Human Rights Campaign's latest annual report assessing the policies and practices of major companies and law firms around the country to protect and include LGBTQ workers.

Yum Brands received a score of 80, which is the same that it received past year.

Twelve North Carolina companies, including four in the Triad, received ideal scores in a national survey of companies that protect the rights of LGBTQ workers. While the law firm Frost Brown Todd is based in Cincinnati, it has a large office in Louisville and repeated its ideal score of 100 in this year's report.

"TEGNA's flawless CEI score represents our commitment to equality, a fundamental value of our company", said Dave Lougee, president, and CEO, TEGNA.

The HRC Foundation evaluates survey respondents in four areas: anti-discrimination policies for sexual orientation, gender identity and expression; equitable benefits for LGBTQ workers and their families; internal education and accountability for LGBTQ inclusion; and public treatment of the LGBTQ community. "This recognition demonstrates the importance of LGBTQ equality in the workplace", Brett Dibkey, Whirlpool vice president of Brand and Strategy in North America, said in a news release.

According to Jill Long, Lane Powell's Director of Professional Development and Diversity, "Our flawless score reflects Lane Powell's commitment to not only foster inclusivity, but also our commitment to implement policies and practices that support equality".

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