Arrow Electronics Earns Top Score in Human Rights Campaign's 2021 Corporate Equality Index

Company recognized for promoting LGBTQ-friendly workplace policies
Feb 1, 2021 2:20 PM ET
Press Release

CENTENNIAL, Colo., February 1, 2021 /3BL Media/ –  For the third consecutive year, Arrow Electronics earned a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index, the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality. Arrow joins the ranks of 767 major U.S. businesses that also received top marks this year. 

“We’re honored to have achieved the maximum score possible for workforce protections, offering inclusive benefits and supporting an LGBTQ-inclusive culture, earning Arrow Electronics recognition as one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality,” said Gretchen Zech, Arrow’s chief human resources officer. 

The CEI criteria used to rate employers are reviewed annually and periodically change, raising the bar to reflect best practices for LGBTQ inclusion and to drive companies to improve upon their commitment to the community. The criteria fall under four central pillars:

  • Non-discrimination policies across business entities

  • Equitable benefits for LGBTQ workers and their families

  • Supporting an inclusive culture; and,

  • Corporate social responsibility

“This year has shown us that tools like the Corporate Equality Index are crucial in the work to increase equity and inclusion in the workplace, but also that companies must breathe life into these policies and practices in real and tangible ways. Thank you to the companies that understand protecting their LGBTQ employees and consumers from discrimination is not just the right thing to do—but the best business decision,” said Human Rights Campaign President Alphonso David. 

More than 1,140 employers participated in the CEI 2021 survey. The full report is available at

About Arrow Electronics

Arrow Electronics (NYSE:ARW) guides innovation forward for over 175,000 leading technology manufacturers and service providers. With 2019 sales of $29 billion, Arrow develops technology solutions that improve business and daily life. Learn more at

About Human Rights Campaign

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.