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United Airlines Receives Perfect Score for Corporate Equality

by Angelique Platas

Jan 29, 2020

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United Airlines received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2020 Corporate Equality Index, a survey and report service for policies and practices regarding LGBTQ+ workplace equality managed by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

This is United’s ninth consecutive perfect score on the survey.

“United is proud to receive this recognition as it speaks to our commitment to not only promoting an LGBTQ+-friendly workplace but LGBTQ+-friendly skies,” said Kate Gebo, executive vice president of human resources and labor relations, United. “We will continue working with organizations like the Human Rights Campaign to help champion LGBTQ+ inclusion because United believes in breaking down barriers to create a more welcoming world for all who explore it.”

“The impact of the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index over its 18-year history is profound. In this time, the corporate community has worked with us to adopt LGBTQ+-inclusive policies, practices and benefits, establishing the Corporate Equality Index as a primary driving force for LGBTQ+ workplace inclusion in America and across the globe,” said Alphonso David, president, HRC. “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.”

United was the first U.S. airline to recognize domestic partnerships in 1999, and the first offering non-binary gender options on its booking channels in 2019. Also in 2019, United became the first public company inducted into Pride Live’s Stonewall Ambassador program during Pride Month.

Read more on United’s commitment to inclusion and workplace diversity here.

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