Southwest Receives Top Rating From Human Rights Campaign Foundation

DALLAS—Jan. 29, 2020—Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) announced today that it has received a rating of 100 from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation on the 2020 Corporate Equality Index, which earns Southwest the distinction of being a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.”  The Corporate Equality Index (CEI) is a national benchmarking survey, reporting on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

This recognition reflects Southwest’s continuous efforts to put Employees first, offer great benefits, and positively impact the communities where our Employees work and live.  Southwest Airlines has been a longtime supporter of the LGBTQ community, proudly working with organizations that are working hard to make a positive difference in the lives of the LGBTQ community.

The 2020 CEI rated 1,059 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBTQ-related policies, and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBTQ community. Southwest’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria resulted in a 100 percent ranking, and the designation as a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.”

Southwest Airlines was also ranked 47th on the Forbe’s America’s TOP 500 Employer’s for Diversity List. The ranking was compiled by surveying 60,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 1,000 employees. The surveys were anonymous, allowing participants to openly share their opinions. The final list ranks the 500 employers that not only received the most recommendations, but also boast the most diverse boards, and executive ranks, and the most proactive diversity, and inclusion initiatives.

Source Southwest Airlines / edited By Fire and Aviation TV 01/29/20

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