Teva Receives 100 percent on Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Annual Scorecard Assessing LGBTQ Workplace Equality
For the second time, Teva USA received a perfect score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation's premier benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. The top marks include the distinction of “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality.”
Teva is committed to supporting an inclusive culture and to making people feel welcomed regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation -- from policies and practices that protect and benefit LGBTQ workers to our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) which foster community, development and networking opportunities.
"We strive for equal and open access to our medicines for all patients, no matter what they look like, who they love or their socioeconomic status, Brent Weakley, Co-Chair of the Pride Employee Resource Group and Manager of Regional Sales, Teva. “Likewise, for our employees, it is our goal that every employee has the same opportunities, protections and access to benefits, no matter their gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation.”
The HRC Foundation is the educational arm of the America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.
Each year, HRC adds new questions and requirements to the CEI, necessitating continuous evaluation and evolution of LGBTQ policies and activities to obtain a perfect score. Teva’s achievement of this distinction reflects the diligence of multiple functions in updating and advancing Teva’s activity in support of the LGBTQ community, including policies in supplier diversity and nondiscrimination, and actions taken to recruit a more diverse workplace.
Teva was among the 680 major U.S. businesses which earned top marks in the 2020 CEI report which rates companies on non-discrimination policies, employment benefits, demonstrated organizational competency and accountability around LGBTQ diversity and inclusion, public commitment to LGBTQ equality and responsible citizenship.
Kevin Galownia, Teva VP of Pricing Operations and executive sponsor of the Company’s Pride Employee Resource Group, added, “We want everyone to feel they belong and that they have equal opportunities at Teva. We’re continually striving to improve our inclusive nature and increase our diversity. This is an honor for which we thank our employees and which we share with our patients, their caregivers and the communities we serve.”
The full report is available online at www.hrc.org/cei.