CHICAGO – Nov. 9, 2017 – Navigant (NYSE: NCI) proudly announced today that for the ninth consecutive year, it has received a perfect score on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). Administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), the CEI is a U.S. benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality.
“Navigant’s commitment to the promotion of a workplace that values mutual respect and equality is unwavering,” said Julie Howard, Navigant chairman and CEO. “Championing diversity and inclusion is engrained in our core values, and our company’s success is due to our colleagues’ commitment to supporting these values in everything we do.”
In 2017, Navigant continued to create awareness, understanding, and an appreciation for its progressive work environment through programs championed by the company’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Allies Employee Resource Group. The efforts included webinars, sponsorships, active participation in LGBTQ-focused job fairs, and community outreach around the country.
“Receiving a perfect score on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index nine-years running is a direct testament to Navigant’s commitment to the LGBT community,” said Sarah Golden, manager in Navigant’s human capital department and co-chair of the company’s LGBTA Employee Resource Group. “Navigant continues to stand on the right side of history by actively supporting a diverse and inclusive workforce. For that, I am truly grateful.”
The 2018 CEI rated 947 businesses in the report, through a survey evaluating policies and practices including nondiscrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive healthcare benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBTQ community. Navigant’s efforts in satisfying all the CEI criteria resulted in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality.
For more information on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work, and in every community.
Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: NCI) is a specialized, global professional services firm that helps clients take control of their future. Navigant’s professionals apply deep industry knowledge, substantive technical expertise, and an enterprising approach to help clients build, manage, and/or protect their business interests. With a focus on markets and clients facing transformational change and significant regulatory or legal pressures, the firm primarily serves clients in the healthcare, energy, and financial services industries. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and technology/analytics services, Navigant’s practitioners bring sharp insight that pinpoints opportunities and delivers powerful results. More information about Navigant can be found at navigant.com.