Oracle News | December 14, 2016

Oracle Earns Top Marks in 2017 Corporate Equality Index

By: Rob Preston


Oracle has earned a perfect 100% score on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index, a US survey that benchmarks corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality.

The CEI is administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the largest national advocate for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.

“Oracle is pleased to have received our ninth 100% on HRC’s CEI survey,” said Oracle CEO Safra Catz. “We proudly value a workplace culture where our LGBT employees are safe and able to be completely authentic every day.”

Oracle joins 516 other major US businesses that earned top marks this year.

The LGBT-related corporate policies and practices evaluated in the CEI include non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive healthcare benefits, and public engagement with the LGBT community. Having met all of the CEI’s criteria, Oracle has been designated as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.

For more information on the 2017 CEI, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.

Rob Preston is editorial director in Oracle's Content Central organization, where he provides insights and analysis on a range of issues important to CIOs and other business technology executives. Rob was previously editor in chief of InformationWeek. You can follow Rob on Twitter at @robpreston.

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