Alston & Bird has once again earned a top rating of 100 percent in the Corporate Equality Index (CEI), an annual survey by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation that measures commitment to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality.
The 2018 survey marks the 14th consecutive year that the firm has achieved a perfect CEI score and earned the distinction as one of the best places to work for LGBTQ equality.
This year’s survey included 160 law firms, which were measured on 40 specific policies and practices. To earn a perfect score, firms must meet a series of LGBTQ commitment benchmarks, including having fully inclusive nondiscrimination policies. Additional criteria include demonstrating organizational LGBTQ competency and establishing internal guidelines prohibiting philanthropic giving to organizations that discriminate against LGBTQ people.
The CEI rating is the most recent honor earned by Alston & Bird for its leadership in diversity and inclusion. It follows Fortune magazine’s 2017 “100 Best Workplaces for Women,” which singled out Alston & Bird as one of the country’s top employers for women for the third consecutive year.
A copy of the 2018 CEI can be found on the Human Rights Campaign’s website.