BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the sixth year in a row, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has achieved a perfect score of 100 percent on the Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation to measure corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workplace inclusion.
"The CEI is the gold standard for corporate policies and practices related to LGBT employees and their families," said Kim Admire, Lockheed Martin vice president, Culture, Diversity and Equal Opportunity Programs. "The 100 percent rating reflects our mission to embrace the diverse talents and perspectives of our people to power innovation and business success."
The 2014 CEI rated 934 businesses and evaluated 40 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. Lockheed Martin's efforts in satisfying all of the CEI's criteria resulted in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.
For more information on the 2014 Corporate Equality Index, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 116,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products, and services. The Corporation's net sales for 2012 were $47.2 billion.
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