IGT Achieves Perfect Score in HRC’s 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index

International Game Technology PLC (IGT) has achieved a score of 100 in the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index. This index evaluates companies on their LGBTQ+ workplace equality policies and practices. The assessment covers non-discrimination policies, benefits for LGBTQ+ employees and their families, inclusive culture, and corporate social responsibility.

Since establishing its Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in 2018, IGT has implemented various initiatives for a more inclusive workplace. These initiatives include using LGBTQ+ job boards for hiring, establishing employee-led groups to collaborate on diversity programs, conducting employee training on unconscious bias and cultural awareness, and establishing gender transition guidelines. The company has also introduced transgender-inclusive restroom policies, a gender-neutral dress code, and allows employees to share their preferred pronouns. These efforts reflect IGT’s commitment to diversity and inclusion within its global operations.

“IGT being recognized once again with a top score in HRC’s 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index demonstrates our commitment to delivering an inclusive workplace culture where LGBTQ+ employees are welcomed and valued,” said Brian Blake, IGT Vice President, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. “Over the last few years, IGT has implemented a variety of important policies, practices, and benefits to make IGT a more inclusive employer for LGTBQ+ professionals, elevate company-wide allyship, and support IGT’s objective of continuous DEI learning and improvement.”

“For well over two decades, businesses have played an important role in furthering LGBTQ+ equality by centering employee needs and voices when it comes to workplace inclusion. While there is much more work to be done, year-over-year growth in CEI participation is evidence of a business community that recognizes the responsibility and value in upholding equity and inclusion,” said RaShawn “Shawnie” Hawkins, Human Rights Campaign Senior Director of Workplace Equality. “Our goal at the Human Rights Campaign Foundation is to work in a spirit of partnership with companies, providing educational resources, leading benchmarking, and collaborating on ways for businesses to support the LGBTQ+ community.”

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