ATLANTA, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- ING, for the fifth consecutive year, has received a perfect score of 100% on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2011 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a survey that assesses American workplaces on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality.
"ING is honored to receive this recognition for the fifth year in a row," said Rob Leary, chief executive officer, ING Insurance U.S. "Participating in the survey allows us to annually review our LGBT workplace policies and practices, ensuring we continue to improve how we maintain an inclusive environment for our employees. It also provides us with an opportunity to benchmark our efforts against other leading companies."
A total of 615 companies were rated in the 2011 CEI on a scale from zero to 100%, including the entire Fortune 500 with 338 businesses achieving the top rating of 100% -- an 11% increase over last year.
"Banking and financial services companies were among the top five industries for employers that scored 100%," added Rhonda Mims, president of the ING Foundation and senior vice president of ING's Office of Corporate Responsibility and Multicultural Affairs. "Our LGBT employee resource group has taken the lead in helping us build an inclusive work environment and gaining a better understanding of the LGBT community -- all in an effort to ensure equality and fairness internally for our employees and externally in the communities we serve."
To view the report, visit www.hrc.org/CEI2011.
Audria Belton Benn
ING is a global financial institution of Dutch origin offering banking, investments, life insurance, and retirement services to over 85 million residential, corporate and institutional clients in more than 40 countries. With a diverse workforce of about 105,000 people, ING is dedicated to setting the standard in helping our clients manage their financial future.
In the U.S., the ING (NYSE: ING) family of companies offers a comprehensive array of financial services to retail and institutional clients, which includes life insurance, retirement plans, mutual funds, managed accounts, alternative investments, direct banking, institutional investment management, annuities, employee benefits, and financial planning. ING holds top-tier rankings in key U.S. markets and serves nearly 30 million customers across the nation.
ING's diversity management philosophy and commitment to workplace diversity, diversity marketing, corporate citizenship and supplier diversity fosters an inclusive environment for employees that supports a distinctive product and service experience for the financial services consumer. For more information, visit www.ing.us
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