An Inclusive Workforce

Ball Earns Top Marks in 2016 Corporate Equality Index
Ball Corporation 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. For the first time, Ball joins the ranks of 407 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks.Manette Snow, vice president of diversity and inclusion (L), and John Hayes, chairman, president and CEO (R), receive an award from Chad Griffin, Human Rights Campaign president (C), in recognition of Ball scoring 100 percent on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index.

"To thrive in today's competitive business environment and over the long term, Ball needs to attract and retain a workforce with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives," said John A. Hayes, chairman, president and CEO. "I'm proud of the progress we're making as we strive to create a work environment where all employees feel welcome, valued and proud to share their unique voice, ideas and skills."

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. Ball's efforts 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.

"While we understand that we still have work to do, we're working diligently to broaden and evolve our diversity and inclusion efforts, and to infuse best practices into our organization every day," said Manette Snow, vice president, diversity and inclusion. "Thanks to our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Allies Ball Resource Group, which is bringing more awareness to the particular issues that are important to their community. Their valuable insights were instrumental to us becoming a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality."


Diversity & inclusion at Ball

Learn more about Ball's diversity and inclusion efforts and why they make up an important part of Who We Are.

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