United Airlines announced it has received a perfect score of 100% on the 2020 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a premier benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. This is the ninth consecutive year the airline receives a 100% score.
“United is proud to receive this recognition as it speaks to our commitment to not only promoting an LGBTQ+-friendly workplace but LGBTQ+-friendly skies,” said Kate Gebo, executive vice president of human resources and labour relations at United. “We will continue working with organisations like the Human Rights Campaign to help champion LGBTQ+ inclusion because we believe in breaking down barriers to create a more welcoming world for all who explore it.”
The carrier’s commitment to LGBTQ+ equality includes being the first US airline to fully recognise domestic partnerships in 1999 to becoming the first US airline to offer non-binary gender options throughout all of its booking channels in 2019. Additionally, during its Pride Month celebration in 2019, it became the first public company to be inducted into Pride Live’s Stonewall Ambassador programme.