CHERRY HILL, N.J., Nov. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- TD Bank and TD Securities U.S. today announced that they both received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. TD Securities is proud to be named for the first time among the 407 other major U.S. businesses which earned top marks this year and TD Bank is honored to be recognized for the 7th year in a row.
"At TD Bank, we are proud to promote equality and empower positive change," said Robert Pompey, Head of Commercial Credit Management Administration and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Allies (LGBTA) Subcommittee Chair. "Our goal is to be the employer and bank of choice for members of the LGBT community. This prestigious recognition reflects the ongoing partnership, commitment and passion from leaders and Employees at every level to make that possible."
The 2016 CEI rated 1,027 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. The ongoing efforts by TD Bank and TD Securities U.S. 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.
"We are fully committed to ensuring our employees feel comfortable bringing their whole selves to work and that our team reflects the diversity of the communities in which we work and live," said Paul Beltrame, Chief Operating Officer and Head of Diversity, TD Securities U.S. "This accomplishment is an important step in our diversity journey in the U.S. and we will continue to work hard to prove our commitment and be a genuine supporter of the LGBTA population."
For more information on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
About TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®
TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing more than 8 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at approximately 1,300 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD Bank and its subsidiaries offer customized private banking and wealth management services through TD Wealth®, and vehicle financing and dealer commercial services through TD Auto Finance. TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J. To learn more, visit www.tdbank.com. Find TD Bank on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TDBank and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TDBank_US.
TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is a member of TD Bank Group and a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank of Toronto, Canada, a top 10 financial services company in North America. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges under the ticker symbol "TD". To learn more, visit www.td.com.
About TD Securities
TD Securities provides a wide range of capital market products and services to corporate, government and institutional clients who choose us for our knowledge, innovation and experience in the following key areas of finance: investment, corporate and government banking, capital markets, interest rate, currency and derivative products. TD Securities works with clients around the world and our services include the underwriting and distribution of new debt and equity issues, providing advice on strategic acquisitions and divestitures, and executing daily trading and investment needs. To learn more about TD Securities, visit www.tdsecurities.com.
About The Human Rights Campaign
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.
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