Cimpress is committed to supporting all our stakeholders through issues of tolerance, diversity and inclusion. 2020 began with our first-ever participation in the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equality Index (CEI) survey, the US’s preeminent survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality, for which we received a benchmark score of 90/100.
In our second year participating in the CEI survey, Cimpress USA is proud to have earned a score of 100% and the designation of being one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality.”
Over the past year, Cimpress and Vistaprint have introduced a number of new programs in our continued support of equality in the workplace. We rolled out a series of LinkedIn Learning Module trainings on diversity and inclusion and published internal gender transition in the workplace guidelines. Our PRIDE employee resource group also held virtual PRIDE speaker events, including those with celebrities like Bobby Burke of Netflix’s Queer Eye, produced PRIDE marketing products, and sponsored a job fair for the New England Trans community at First Event Boston.
The results of the 2021 CEI showcase how 1,142 US-based companies are promoting LGBTQ-friendly workplace policies in the US. Additionally, 57% of CEI-rated US companies have global operations which help to advance the cause of LGBTQ inclusion in workplaces abroad.
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
- Corporate social responsibility
“From the previously unimaginable impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, to a long overdue reckoning with racial injustice, 2020 was an unprecedented year. Yet, many businesses across the nation stepped up and continued to prioritize and champion LGBTQ equality,” said Alphonso David, Human Rights Campaign President. “This year has shown us that tools like the CEI are crucial in the work to increase equity and inclusion in the workplace, but also that companies must breathe life into these policies and practices in real and tangible ways. Thank you to the companies that understand protecting their LGBTQ employees and consumers from discrimination is not just the right thing to do—but the best business decision.”