Human Rights Campaign Recognizes Ball Corporation as Top Employer for LGBTQ+ Workplace Equality
January 27, 2022
For the sixth year in a row, Ball Corporation earned a perfect score of 100 on the 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) and is recognized as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality. The initiative, led by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, ranks employers on their corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality.
LGTBQ+ people have always been present in the global workforce. It is important that we acknowledge their contributions and protect their rights which can only be done with robust intentional corporate responsibility.
The CEI is a national benchmarking survey and report that recognizes support for LGBTQ+ equality among the nation’s top employers. Since 2002, the CEI has identified the top-ranking companies that are making LGBTQ+ inclusivity part of their workplace policies. Companies are evaluated based on LGBTQ+ related policies including non-discrimination policies, equitable benefits for LGBTQ+ employees and their families, corporate social responsibility and a commitment to an inclusive culture.
“For our LGBTQ+ employees and allies, being part of an organization that publicly embraces policies and practices that demonstrate commitment to equality is paramount,” said Stephen Rock, Ball Employee and Pride Network Co-Leader. “By earning a 100 on the CEI, it illustrates Ball’s drive to develop and maintain policies, practices and benefits relevant to LGBTQ+ employees. LGTBQ+ people have always been present in the global workforce. It is important that we acknowledge their contributions and protect their rights which can only be done with robust intentional corporate responsibility."
Ball was one of the 842 companies that received a top score of 100.
"When the Human Rights Campaign Foundation created the Corporate Equality Index 20 years ago, we dreamed that LGBTQ+ workers—from the factory floor to corporate headquarters, in big cities and small towns—could have access to the policies and benefits needed to thrive and live life authentically,” said Jay Brown, Human Rights Campaign Senior Vice President of Programs, Research and Training. “We are proud that the Corporate Equality Index paved the way to that reality for countless LGBTQ+ workers in America and abroad. But there is still more to do, which is why we are raising the bar yet again to create more equitable workplaces and a better tomorrow for LGBTQ+ workers everywhere."
Ball has always believed in an equitable workplace for all individuals and has a strong commitment to its LGBTQ+ employees.
- We offer health insurance coverage to our LGBTQ+ workforce.
- Employees and people leaders have participated in unconscious bias and inclusivity trainings for the past 6 years.
- Since 2015, Ball’s Pride Network – one of the company’s 17 unique Network and Interest groups – has played a critical role in guiding the organization on how to engage the LGBTQ+ community, while creating a welcoming environment where employees are safe and can be authentic and build relationships.