While many are still basking in the afterglow of the landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage and the recent Gay Pride festivities in Toronto, Ont., one company has prided itself for several years as being at the forefront of promoting LGBT equality in the workplace.
Broadridge, a leading provider of investor communications and technology-driven solutions for wealth management, asset management and capital markets firms, has also been leading the charge for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights and representation in the workplace.
“Our commitment to leveraging diversity and fostering an inclusive work environment has been recognized for the second consecutive year,” says Rich Daly, president and chief executive officer for Broadridge, “having achieved a perfect score of 100 in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index 2014 and being named one of the ‘Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.’”
Broadridge was named one of the Best Companies to Work for in New York State by the New York State Society for Human Resource Management each year since the program’s inception, and has been recognized by the Great Place to Work Institute as among the top workplaces in Canada for six consecutive years.
It was on June 26 that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that it is legal for all Americans, no matter of their gender or sexual orientation, to marry people they love.
It was the spark that kicked off the celebrations in Toronto, Ont., where the annual Gay Pride Festival and Parade took place on the weekend.
It is this kind of environment that enhances the firm’s creativity, productivity and ability to manage change well, adds Daly.
“We remain dedicated to making Broadridge an employer of choice, providing our associates with an engaging environment in which they can work and grow,” he says, “and their extraordinary talent enables us to be one of the top service providers in the industry.”