Arrow Electronics Earns Top Marks Again in 2020 Corporate Equality Index


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Arrow Electronics has achieved a 100% score on the 2020 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a leading benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality.

It marks the second consecutive year that Arrow has received a perfect score on the annual survey by the Human Rights Campaign.

“Top marks in the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index underscore Arrow’s commitment to inclusion and diversity,” said Gretchen Zech, Arrow’s chief human resources officer. “We continue to work on creating an inclusive environment for employees who identify as LGBTQ+ and allies by enhancing workplace policies and practices that affirm and value the diversity of our global employee community.”

HRC President Alphonso David said the Corporate Equality Index has gained significant influence in the business community during the survey’s 18-year history. This year, 1,059 U.S.-based companies were surveyed.

"These companies know that protecting their LGBTQ+ employees and customers from discrimination is not just the right thing to do—it is also the best business decision,” David said.

Arrow’s efforts in satisfying the annual survey’s criteria earned the 100% ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.

Arrow has actively participated in the national leadership council of Out in STEM, which empowers LGBTQ+ people in STEM fields to succeed personally, academically, and professionally.

The CEI rates companies and top law firms on detailed criteria falling under five broad categories:

  • Non-discrimination policies
  • Employment benefits
  • Demonstrated organizational competency and accountability around LGBTQ diversity and inclusion
  • Public commitment to LGBTQ equality
  • Responsible citizenship

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