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IGT achieves "Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality"

IGT achieves "Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality"

A monumental achievement for IGT

Only last week, IGT were in the news for position chances within the board the iGaming giant is back in the news again but for positive reasons.

IGT has been awarded a perfect score for the 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for workplace equality which is credited by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC).

Four Central Pillars

The CEI is a leading benchmarking survey for equality within the LGBTQ+ community in the workplace and the award for "Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality" has been designated to IGT.

The HRC and CEI focus on four central pillars in this survey which include:

  • Non-discrimination policies across business entities.
  • Equitable benefits for LGBTQ+ workers and their families.
  • Supporting an inclusive culture.
  • Corporate social responsibility.

Amazingly, the IGT has incorporated many of these things since 2018 such as competitive benefits for same-sex partners, gender-neutral bathrooms, inclusive hiring processes and support training courses.

"A reflection of our commitment," says IGT CEO

"IGT earning the HRC Foundation's 'Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality' designation is a reflection of our commitment to provide a workplace culture that is welcoming, equitable and empowering to LGBTQ+ employees across the globe," said Vincent Sadusky, IGT CEO.

"I wish to thank our approximately 11,000 employees worldwide, especially members of PRIDE with IGT, who together with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion embrace and activate IGT's core values and contributed to this milestone achievement."

"Proud that IGT has taken consistent steps," says IGT VP

"This designation reinforces that IGT's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is focused on impact," added Melissa Pursley, IGT Vice President and COO IGT Indiana and Co-Executive Sponsor of PRIDE with IGT.

"Many in the LGBTQ+ community still struggle to thrive at work, and as a senior leader at IGT and a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I am proud that IGT has taken consistent steps to ensure that this is not the case for our colleagues."

"We are raising the bar yet again," says HRC

"When the Human Rights Campaign Foundation created the Corporate Equality Index 20 years ago, we dreamed that LGBTQ+ workers could have access to the policies and benefits needed to thrive and live life authentically," said Jay Brown, Human Rights Campaign Senior Vice President of Programs, Research and Training.

Brown concluded: "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 IGT for achieving the title of Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality and working to advance inclusion in the workplace."

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