Duke Energy Earns Perfect Score in 2019 Corporate Equality Index

Jun 17, 2019 11:15 AM ET

Duke Energy received a perfect score of 100 percent in Human Rights Campaign's national benchmarking study that annually ranks companies on LGBT-friendly corporate practices and policies. The perfect score earned Duke Energy the distinction of "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality."

The 2019 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) rates employers based on criteria falling under five categories, including non-discrimination policies, benefits, organizational competency and accountability around LGBT inclusion, public commitment, and citizenship. Duke Energy is one of only four companies headquartered in the Charlotte region to achieve a perfect score.  

Among the policies and practices in place at Duke Energy are anti-discrimination training, equal health coverage for transgender individuals without exclusion for medically necessary care, philanthropic giving to support the LGBT community, and an employee resource group whose mission is to promote LGBT inclusion. The WeR1 (We Are One for LGBT Equality) employee resource group has about 400 members and receives support from the company's senior leadership. Read more about WeR1 on our illumination site.

To read the full CEI report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.