Los Angeles – December 11, 2013 – CBRE Group, Inc. today announced that it received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2014 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
Jennifer Ashley, CBRE’s Senior Vice President of Americas Human Resources & Marketing, said, “CBRE has always prided itself on fostering an inclusive culture and a work environment where all employees can realize their full potential. This recognition from the Human Rights Campaign reflects the success of our efforts in partnership with our LGBT colleagues. We are very proud to be among the companies who are leaders in workplace equality.”
“Our perfect CEI score is a testament to the LGBT Networking Group and CBRE leadership’s efforts to create a workplace of diversity and inclusion,” said Chris Ludeman, LGBT Networking Group Executive Sponsor. “We are honored to call CBRE a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.”
The 2014 CEI rated 934 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices, including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community. CBRE’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria resulted in a 100 percent score and a designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.
The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all. For more information on the 2014 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
About CBRE Group, Inc.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2012 revenue). The Company has approximately 37,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 300 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facility and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.