NEW YORK, Nov. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Voya Financial (NYSE: VOYA), formerly ING U.S., announced today that it has received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workplace equality. The 2015 Index, which was administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, marked the 10th consecutive year that Voya has received a perfect CEI score.
"We're proud to be acknowledged as a company that embraces diversity and appreciates the unique skills and perspectives that every employee brings to our business," said EVP and Chief Human Resources Officer Kevin Silva. "This recognition continues to validate Voya's efforts to be an organization that places a high value on maintaining an inclusive, high-performing culture while living out our corporate values."
The 2015 CEI rated 971 businesses, evaluating 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. Voya's efforts to satisfy all CEI criteria resulted in a 100 percent score and designation as a "Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality." To view the full 2015 report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
"In order to achieve a perfect score, a company has to show a deep and serious commitment to treating their LGBT employees fairly and equally on the job. We also look at whether a company is speaking out in the public square to advocate for LGBT equality here in this country and around the world," said Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin. "Voya not only meets these standards, it goes above and beyond the call of duty, making commitment to equality a fundamental aspect of its corporate values."
As an industry leader and advocate for greater retirement readiness, Voya is committed to delivering on its vision to be America's Retirement Company™ and on its mission to make a secure financial future possible — one person, one family and one institution at a time.
About the Human Rights Campaign
The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve LGBT equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, the organization strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.
About Voya Financial
Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), formerly ING U.S., is composed of premier retirement, investment and insurance companies serving the financial needs of approximately 13 million individual and institutional customers in the United States. The company's vision is to be America's Retirement CompanyTM and its guiding principle is centered on solving the most daunting financial challenge facing Americans today — retirement readiness. Working directly with clients and through a broad group of financial intermediaries, independent producers, affiliated advisors and dedicated sales specialists, Voya provides a comprehensive portfolio of asset accumulation, asset protection and asset distribution products and services. With a dedicated workforce of approximately 7,000 employees, Voya is grounded in a clear mission to make a secure financial future possible — one person, one family, one institution at a time. For more information, visit http://voya.com or view our Voya Financial Interactive Company Profile. Follow Voya Financial on Facebook and Twitter @Voya.
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