United Airlines has earned its seventh consecutive perfect 100 percent score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI) and a spot on the organization’s list of Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality.
The airline emphasizes a commitment to authenticity and inclusion as core values of the company, which helps employees connect with customers. In addition, United offers several LGBTQ inclusion and awareness programs including sponsorship of LGBTQ-focused business resource group, EQUAL, which offers ongoing networking, advocacy and outreach opportunities for its members.
Michael Quiello, United’s vice president of corporate safety serves as executive sponsor of EQUAL explains, “As a global company serving a diverse range of communities, the richness of our own different backgrounds, cultures, experiences and ideas brings enormous value to the organization, and I’m proud to be a part of a team that celebrates this. The Human Rights Campaign’s recognition seven years running is a powerful validation that we’re continuing down the right path.”
In the past year, United employees and leaders have participated in a variety of events and activities in major cities across the US that promote and foster awareness about LGBTQ issues. United also actively advocates for the LGBTQ community.
United joins other businesses that have been acknowledged by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation for supporting the LGBTQ community in civil rights policies and practices and workplace inclusion.