MGM Resorts announced Thursday it has received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation's 2022 Corporate Equality Index, the nation's foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality. MGM Resorts joins the ranks of over 840 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year, including International Game Technology (IGT).
MGM Resorts has a record of support of the LGBTQ community. The company was a founding partner of the Las Vegas chapter of the Human Rights Campaign in 2004. In 2011, MGM Resorts expanded its supplier and construction diversity programs to include lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ)-owned firms.
MGM Resorts is committed to supporting a diverse and inclusive culture. We are proud to have earned a score of 100 on the @HRC Foundation's annual assessment of LGBTQ+ workplace equality for the 11th year in a row! #CEI2022— MGM Resorts (@MGMResortsIntl) January 27, 2022
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Years before same-sex marriage was legalized across the entire United States, same-sex commitment ceremonies were performed at wedding chapels at MGM Resorts' properties, which continue to develop specialized marriage ceremony offerings and outreach to same-sex couples.
The CEI rates companies on detailed criteria falling under four central pillars:
In an official press release, Jyoti Chopra, Chief Peiple, Inclusion and Sustainability Officer for MGM Resorts International, spoke about this recognition and said: "Diversity, equity and inclusion are an integral part of our Company culture, core values, and ways of doing business. We demonstrate this through our commitment to a diverse workforce and the top quality of service we provide to our guests who represent all corners and cultures of the world. We are honored to be recognized for our efforts to promote equality within our Company and to our local and regional communities. We intend to proudly focus on what matters, as we work collectively with our employees and our partners, to help build a world that embraces inclusion and respect for all people."
Jay Brown, Human Rights Campaign Senior Vice President of Programs, Research and Training, added: "When the Human Rights Campaign Foundation created the Corporate Equality Index 20 years ago, we dreamed that LGBTQ+ workers—from the factory floor to corporate headquarters, in big cities and small towns—could have access to the policies and benefits needed to thrive and live life authentically. We are proud that the Corporate Equality Index paved the way to that reality for countless LGBTQ+ workers in America and abroad. But there is still more to do, which is why we are raising the bar yet again to create more equitable workplaces and a better tomorrow for LGBTQ+ workers everywhere. Congratulations to MGM Resorts for achieving the title of 'best places to work for LGBTQ+ equality' and working to advance inclusion in the workplace."