January 29, 2021 (Global News Distribution) -
Insight Enterprises (NASDAQ:NSIT), the global integrator of Insight Intelligent Technology Solutions™ for organizations of all sizes, has received a score of 95 out of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equity.
Insight continues to make strides in championing LGBTQ teammates, having increased its score this year from its CEI rating of 70 in 2020 and 60 in 2019. The company joins the ranks of 1,142 major U.S. businesses with 500 full-time employees and above that were assessed in the 2021 index.
“Our progress in HRC’s Corporate Equality Index reinforces that Insight is a place where anyone is welcome, and we’re intent on growing a truly diverse and inclusive culture,” said Jen Vasin, senior vice president of human resources, Insight. “It is our diverse workforce that is responsible for bringing fresh perspectives and different points of view to inspire creativity and better outcomes across our business.”
The CEI assessment rates employers on their ability to provide crucial protections for the more than 18 million U.S. workers and an additional 17 million workers outside of the United States who identify as LGBTQ. Ratings are based on detailed criteria falling under four central pillars:
- Non-discrimination policies across business entities;
- Equitable benefits for LGBTQ workers and their families;
- Supporting an inclusive culture; and
- Corporate social responsibility
Insight supports its teammate resource groups, which are teammate-led volunteer groups that have attracted more than 1,200 active members and provide a greater voice for cultures and communities that have traditionally faced challenges in the workplace. The Insight Stands Out group, with more than 200 members, champions a highly visible and inclusive environment for LGBTQ teammates, families and allies.
In 2020, Insight Stands Out served as an advocate reviewing company communication on self-identification, reinstating domestic partner benefits, and advising company guidelines on matters like restroom inclusivity and the dress-code policy. The group additionally partnered with Insight’s HR team to update the company anti-discrimination policy to include gender identity and created an educational resource library for teammates.
“Everyone wants to feel like they can be their authentic selves at work, and I’ve personally seen the toll it takes on people’s lives when it’s discouraged in the workplace. I’m proud to work in a friendly environment at Insight where we can be ourselves and where everyone has a voice, and I feel as though we are making meaningful changes for this company, for the people who work here and for their families,” said Deb Murphy, a senior manager for Insight’s global project management office and an Insight Stands Out co-founder.
As a member of the UN Global Compact and the Responsible Business Alliance, Insight maintains a diverse supplier program to encourage partnerships with businesses owned by minorities, women, veterans, LGBTQ+ and people with disabilities.
“From the previously unimaginable impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, to a long overdue reckoning with racial injustice, 2020 was an unprecedented year. Yet, many businesses across the nation stepped up and continued to prioritize and champion LGBTQ equality,” said Alphonso David, Human Rights Campaign President. “This year has shown us that tools like the CEI are crucial in the work to increase equity and inclusion in the workplace, but also that companies must breathe life into these policies and practices in real and tangible ways. Thank you to the companies that understand protecting their LGBTQ employees and consumers from discrimination is not just the right thing to do — but the best business decision.”
To read more about Insight’s culture of diversity and inclusion, download a copy of the 2021 Insight Corporate Citizenship Report at insight.com/corporatecitizenship. The Human Rights Campaign’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index can be viewed at www.hrc.org/cei.
For more information about Insight, visit insight.com or call 1.800.INSIGHT.
Today, every business is a technology business. Insight Enterprises Inc. empowers organizations of all sizes with Insight Intelligent Technology Solutions™ and services to maximize the business value of IT. As a Fortune 500-ranked global provider of Digital Innovation, Cloud + Data Center Transformation, and Connected Workforce solutions and services, we help clients successfully manage their IT today while transforming for tomorrow. From IT strategy and design to implementation and management, our employees help clients innovate and optimize their operations to run business smarter. Discover more at www.insight.com. NSIT
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