The Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI) is the nation’s leading benchmarking survey and report that measures corporate policies and practices for LGBTQ+ workplace equality.
Securian Financial participated in the CEI for the first time in 2020, earning a score of 85 out of 100. Since then, we've continued to grow our LGBTQ+ inclusiveness. Through proactive efforts, we increased our score to 90 in the 2021 and 2022 reports.
A key 2021 growth area Securian Financial was able to highlight in the most recent survey was joining more than 500 other U.S. companies as part of the Business Coalition for the Equality Act. This federal legislation would provide the same basic protections to LGBTQ+ people as are provided to other protected groups under federal law.
“In each of the three years we’ve participated in the survey, we’ve been able to report on our growth in the areas evaluated,” says Chris Hoegh, Securian Financial project management consultant, who led the team completing the survey. “We’re pleased to retain our score of 90 from last year and continue to find opportunities to progress in our LGBTQ+ initiatives, which matter to our employees, customers and channel partners.”