CHICAGO, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Aon plc (NYSE:AON), the leading global provider of risk management and human resource consulting and outsourcing, today announced that for the seventh straight year the firm has received a perfect 100 percent rating in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index.
The 2014 Corporate Equality Index rated 934 companies on the extent to which they protected their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees, consumers and investors. Of the 934, only 301 companies received a perfect score. To achieve a perfect score and the distinction of "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality," companies must have fully inclusive equal employment opportunity policies, provide equal employment benefits, demonstrate organizational LGBT competency, evidence their commitment to equality publicly and exercise responsible citizenship.
"At Aon, diversity is counting heads, and inclusion is making heads count," said Greg Case, Aon's president and chief executive officer. "Aon prides itself on fostering a work environment where opportunity and success is defined by one's character and ambition not race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, or citizenship. It is through internal business resource groups like the Aon Pride Alliance that we can further support our LGBT colleagues and the LGBT community as a whole. We are honored to receive a perfect score on the Corporate Equality Index for a seventh consecutive year."
Aon has been frequently recognized for its commitment to diversity and inclusion. Aon was named to the 2011 and 2012 Working Mother 100 Best companies lists, and was named one of America's best employers for veterans by Military Times EDGE magazine in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Aon has had 16 leaders named to Business Insurance magazine's "Women to Watch" list since the list was launched in 2005.
Learn more about the Human Rights Campaign at http://www.hrc.org.
Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Through its more than 65,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in over 120 countries via innovative and effective risk and people solutions and through industry-leading global resources and technical expertise. Aon has been named repeatedly as the world's best broker, best insurance intermediary, reinsurance intermediary, captives manager and best employee benefits consulting firm by multiple industry sources. Visit www.aon.com for more information on Aon and www.aon.com/manchesterunited to learn about Aon's global partnership and shirt sponsorship with Manchester United.
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