Firm earns perfect score on 2017 Corporate Equality Index
CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Navigant (NYSE: NCI) proudly announced that it received a perfect score
of 100 percent on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national
benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices
related to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) workplace
equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Navigant
earned a perfect score on the CEI for the eighth year in a row.
“Navigant’s commitment to diversity, respect, and inclusion is rooted in
our core values and the expectations our employees have of each other,”
said Julie Howard, chairman and chief executive officer, Navigant. “The
company will continue to embrace diversity, ensuring that Navigant
remains a safe, vibrant, and respected employer of choice for LGBT
professionals around the world.”
In 2016, Navigant continued to create awareness, understanding, and an
appreciation for its progressive work environment through a variety of
programs championed by the company’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,
Transgender, and Allies (LGBTA) Employee Resource Group including
webinars, sponsorships, and community outreach.
“I am proud that Navigant remains committed to exemplary diversity and
inclusion standards,” said Steve Huffines, director within Navigant’s
Transaction Advisory Services practice and co-chair of the firm’s LGBTA
Employee Resource Group. “In today’s business community, celebrating the
breadth of diversity among our peers, clients, and communities is
critical to success. Navigant continues to be at the forefront of
creating and maintaining an educated and inclusive working environment.”
The 2017 CEI rated 1,043 businesses in the report, which evaluates
LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination
workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive
healthcare benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the
LGBT community. Navigant’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s
criteria resulted in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best
Place to Work for LGBT Equality.
For more information on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index, or to
download a free copy of the report, visit 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.
Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: NCI) is a specialized, global
professional services firm that helps clients take control of their
future. Navigant’s professionals apply deep industry knowledge,
substantive technical expertise, and an enterprising approach to help
clients build, manage, and/or protect their business interests. With a
focus on markets and clients facing transformational change and
significant regulatory or legal pressures, the firm primarily serves
clients in the healthcare, energy, and financial services industries.
Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and
technology/analytics services, Navigant’s practitioners bring sharp
insight that pinpoints opportunities and delivers powerful results. More
information about Navigant can be found at navigant.com.