LOS ANGELES – November 24, 2014 – CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) announced that it received a perfect score of 100% on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality that is administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. With its high marks, CBRE is recognized as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality. CBRE also received a perfect score in last year’s CEI and at that time became the first commercial real estate company to achieve such a score.
“The designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality for a second consecutive year is validation that we are creating a culture of inclusion within CBRE,” said Jennifer Ashley, Global Human Resources Director. “We are honored to serve as leaders in our industry as we strive for greater workplace equality.”
The 2015 CEI rated 972 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices such as non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community.
CBRE’s LGBT Network Group plays an instrumental role in ensuring CBRE satisfies all of the CEI’s criteria and in engaging with national organizations such as Out & Equal that advocate for workplace equality.
“CBRE’s commitment to create an all-inclusive workplace and workforce is underscored by our various affinity groups, including the LGBT Network Group,” said Chris Ludeman, Co-Executive Sponsor of the LGBT Network Group. “We are incredibly proud of CBRE’s 100% score on the Corporate Equality Index.”
For more information on the 2015 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 2013 revenue). The Company has approximately 44,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through approximately 350 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.