Teva USA Earns Perfect Score In 2021 Corporate Equality Index
Teva Receives 100 percent on Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Annual Scorecard Assessing LGBTQ Workplace Equality
Teva USA is proud to once again receive a perfect score of 100 on the 2021 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 how they identify”, Joshua M. Cohen, Co-Chair of the Pride Employee Resource Group and Senior Medical Director at 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 767 businesses which earned 100 percent in the 2021 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.
Janine Ting Jansen, Senior Director of Inclusion & Diversity, NA at Teva, added, Teva is committed to ensuring equal opportunity for all our employees. We strive for a sense of belonging and a community of inclusivity that encourages all to be their authentic selves. We will continue to seek new opportunities to increase our diversity and promote equality.”
The full report is available online at www.hrc.org/cei.