September 23, 2009 – U.S. Wealth Management at RBC received a 100% rating in the 2010 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), an annual survey administered by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. The top-rated businesses are recognized on HRC's Best Places to Work list.
The Corporate Equality Index is the Foundation's annual report card, measuring how welcoming major corporations are in regards to their gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) employees, clients and investors, using a scale from 0 to 100 percent. Scores are based on multiple factors, such as domestic partnership benefits, GLBT employee resource groups, and inclusive nondiscrimination policies that specifically address GLBT employees.
"We are extremely proud to receive a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index this year," said John Taft, head of U.S. Wealth Management. "As a company, we are committed to maintaining an inclusive work environment built on mutual respect, trust and fair treatment, where individual differences are valued and celebrated. This recognition underscores our serious commitment to diversity."
"Our 100% CEI rating and Best Places to Work designation will strengthen our partnerships within the GLBT community. And, this recognition helps to better position us to serve other emerging markets through efforts such as our Women's Growth strategy and Latino initiatives in the South Region and West Washington area," said Wanda Brackins, director of Diversity and Inclusion, U.S. Wealth Management.
The full HRC Corporate Equality Index report can be downloaded from the HRC website at www.hrc.org/cei .