LAS VEGAS, Nov. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Caesars Entertainment, the world's most diversified casino-entertainment provider, announced today that it has received a score of 100 percent on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the ninth year in a row. Caesars was the first gaming company to both achieve and maintain a perfect score on the CEI.
The CEI, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, is a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality. Caesars Entertainment joins the ranks of 391 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year.
"While 2015 will be remembered as the year 'love won,' we still need legislation that supports the rights of the LGBT community, including the Equality Act, which will protect all Americans from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity," said Jan Jones Blackhurst, Executive Vice President of Communications, Government Relations & Corporate Responsibility at Caesars. "Caesars is actively leading the change we want to see, which contributes to our deep appreciation of the recognition from the Human Rights Campaign. We will continue to champion diversity and equal rights throughout our organization and beyond our walls."
The 2016 CEI rated 1,024 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. Caesars Entertainment's 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. For more information on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.
About Caesars Entertainment
Caesars Entertainment Corporation (CEC) is the world's most diversified casino-entertainment provider and the most geographically diverse U.S. casino-entertainment company. CEC is mainly comprised of the following three entities: the majority owned operating subsidiary Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, wholly owned Caesars Entertainment Resort Properties and Caesars Growth Properties, in which we hold a variable economic interest. Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada, 75 years ago, CEC has grown through development of new resorts, expansions and acquisitions and its portfolio of subsidiaries now operate 50 casinos in 13 U.S. states and five countries. The Company's resorts operate primarily under the Caesars®, Harrah's® and Horseshoe® brand names. CEC's portfolio also includes the London Clubs International family of casinos. CEC is focused on building loyalty and value with its guests through a unique combination of great service, excellent products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence and technology leadership. The Company is committed to environmental sustainability and energy conservation and recognizes the importance of being a responsible steward of the environment. For more information, please visit www.caesarscorporate.com.
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