LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 29, 2018--
Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE:BFA)(NYSE:BFB) received a perfect score
of 100 percent on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national
benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices
related to LGBTQ workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights
Campaign Foundation. Brown-Forman joins the ranks of 609 major U.S.
businesses which also earned top marks this year. This is the eighth
consecutive year Brown-Forman has received a perfect score.
"The CEI standards keep us focused on the most meaningful ways to
support an inclusive workplace so that LGBTQ people will continue to
choose to build their careers here. As a life-long ally, I am proud of
this perfect score because it affirms Brown-Forman's commitment to being
a great place to work, for everyone," said Kirsten Hawley, Brown-Forman,
chief human resources officer and executive sponsor of PRIDE,
Brown-Forman’s LBGTQ employee resource group.
The 2018 CEI rated 947 businesses in the report, which evaluates
LGBTQ-related policies and practices including non-discrimination
workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive
health care benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the
LGBTQ community. By using the CEI as a guide, businesses can ensure that
their existing policy and benefit infrastructure is inclusive of the
LGBTQ workforce and their families, resulting in greater recruitment and
retention of a talented, diverse workforce.
Brown-Forman’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria results
in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for
For more information on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index, or to
download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
For almost 150 years, Brown-Forman Corporation has enriched the
experience of life by responsibly building fine quality beverage alcohol
brands, including Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s & Cola,
Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire, Gentleman
Jack, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel, Finlandia, Korbel, el Jimador,
Woodford Reserve, Old Forester, Canadian Mist, Herradura, New Mix,
Sonoma-Cutrer, Early Times, Chambord, BenRiach, GlenDronach and Slane.
Brown-Forman’s brands are supported by nearly 4,700 employees and sold
in more than 165 countries worldwide.
About The Human Rights Campaign Foundation
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.
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Phil Lynch, 502-774-7928
Director Corporate Communications
Jay Koval, 502-774-6903