Disney Earns Top Score in Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index

Building on our legacy of workplace inclusion and support for the broader LGBTQIA+ community, The Walt Disney Company received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQIA+ workplace equality. Disney’s efforts in satisfying all the CEI’s criteria earned the designation as one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQIA+ Equality. Disney first achieved a perfect score in 2007 and has received a 100-percent rating ever since.

“Creating workplaces where employees can be their authentic selves is one of our most important aims toward inclusion,” said Tinisha Agramonte, Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, The Walt Disney Company. “As an avid and long-standing champion of LGBTQIA+ communities, families and fans, Disney continues to deepen our support through emblematic content, community advocacy, and inclusion in the workplace and beyond.”

Four central pillars of detailed criteria make up the CEI ratings, including: workforce protections pertaining to sexual orientation and gender identity; inclusive benefits for LGBTQ+ workers and their families; support for an inclusive culture; and at least five distinct corporate social responsibility initiatives that engage with the broader LGBTQ+ community. Two new elements of criteria were introduced this year, focusing on companies adopting gender transition guidelines with supportive policies and documentation guidance and workplace policies that provide a safe and affirming experience for transgender and non-binary workers.

“For well over two decades, businesses have played an important role in furthering LGBTQ+ equality by centering employee needs and voices when it comes to workplace inclusion. While there is much more work to be done, year-over-year growth in CEI participation is evidence of a business community that recognizes the responsibility and value in upholding equity and inclusion,” said RaShawn “Shawnie” Hawkins, Human Rights Campaign Senior Director of Workplace Equality.

In the last decade, Disney has championed LGBTQIA+ communities and families through charitable grants and program support to organizations serving the LGBTQIA+ community; advanced programs, policies, and resources to build a culture of belonging for LGBTQIA+ employees; and infusing content and experiences with more, rich LGBTQIA+ stories.

Through employee service and company donations, Disney has been a longtime supporter of organizations that support the LGBTQIA+ community and work toward equality, including Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, the Trevor Project, Family Equality, GLAAD, and the Human Rights Campaign.