Zoetis recently received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation's foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality. Our company joins the ranks of over 545 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year.
“At Zoetis, we strive to create a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment in which every colleague feels valued, cared for and supported throughout their Zoetis career journey,” said Roxanne Lagano, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer and Global Operations. “That’s why it’s a true honor, for the third year in a row, to satisfy all of the CEI's criteria to earn a 100 percent ranking and the designation of the Equality 100 Award – a Leader in LGBTQ+ Workplace Inclusion.”
Our policies and programs that support a LGBTQ+ friendly workplace
“As One Zoetis, our differences make us stronger, and we continue to focus on the policies, programs, support and education that help advance our workplace. In partnership with the Proud and Welcome (PAW) Colleague Resource Group members, we will continue to recognize and celebrate the contributions of our LGBTQ+ colleagues,” said Evelyn Ortiz, Chief Talent, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer.
Zoetis policies and programs for our LGBTQ+ colleagues include:
- Expanded parental leave for all new parents in the U.S., including for adoptions, fathers and same sex partners;
- Pride at Work (PAW) CRG, dedicated to supporting LGBTQ+ colleagues and allies;
- U.S. benefits that support our colleagues, including enhanced gender transition benefits and supportive workplace gender transition guidelines, surrogacy and adoption benefits; and
- Internal education programs focused on ensuring an inclusive work environment.
About the CEI Ranking
The CEI rates employers providing these crucial protections to over 20 million U.S. workers and an additional 18 million outside of the U.S. Companies rated in the CEI include Fortune magazine’s 500 largest publicly traded businesses, American Lawyer magazine’s top 200 revenue-grossing law firms (AmLaw 200), and hundreds of publicly and privately held mid- to large-sized businesses.
The CEI rates companies on detailed criteria falling under four central pillars:
- Non-discrimination policies across business entities;
- Equitable benefits for LGBTQ+ workers and their families;
- Supporting an inclusive culture; and,
- Corporate social responsibility.
The full report is available online at www.hrc.org/cei.