COLUMBUS, Ind.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–For the twelfth straight year, Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) has been awarded
a perfect score in the 2017 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 (HRC) Foundation.
The ratings were announced Dec. 5 by HRC, the largest U.S. civil rights
organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees, which
has more than 1.5 million members and supporters.
“At Cummins, we have a long legacy of embracing the opportunities
created by a diverse organization,” said Chairman and CEO Tom
Linebarger. “Diversity and inclusion throughout our company allows us to
attract and retain the best talent and fuels a more innovative work
environment allowing Cummins to be a strong and successful company.”
The HRC’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI), introduced in 2002, provides
an in-depth analysis and rating of large U.S. employers and their
policies and practices related to LGBT employees. Businesses are rated
based on their responses to the CEI survey.
The 2017 CEI rated 1,043 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. Cummins efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s
criteria results in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best
Place to Work for LGBT Equality.
Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary
business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel
and natural gas engines and related technologies, including fuel
systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and
electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana,
(USA) Cummins currently employs approximately 55,000 people worldwide
and serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories
through a network of approximately 600 company-owned and independent
distributor locations and approximately 7,200 dealer locations. Cummins
earned $1.4 billion on sales of $19.1 billion in 2015. Press releases
can be found on the Web at www.cummins.com.
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Jon Mills, Director – External Communications,