Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI), the nation’s oldest and largest LGBTQ youth service organization, will honor Time Warner Inc. at the 2012 Emery Awards which recognize individuals and corporations that exemplify HMI’s mission of providing a safe and supportive environment for all young people regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
As a leading media and entertainment company with over 34,000 employees, Time Warner aims to tell the world’s stories to a global audience. The success of the company’s film and TV entertainment and publishing businesses is heavily dependent on its ability to promote a culture of opportunity and respect for diverse perspectives, both internally and to the world at-large. Cultivating diversity, be it via content, products, or its employees, is a business imperative at Time Warner.
Time Warner takes a broad and inclusive approach to diversity and is guided by the belief that people from different cultures, ethnicities, regions, viewpoints, sexual orientation and gender bring important values and qualities to both the creation and quality of the company’s content. In line with the Hetrick-Martin Institute’s mission that “young people, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential,” Time Warner is committed to providing a safe environment - a place in which everyone can reach their full potential.
For five consecutive years, the company has scored 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Equality Index and in 2010 received the HRC Corporate Equality Award for its ongoing commitment to LGBT employees and the LGBT community at large.
Time Warner’s divisions and brands have frequently been recognized by the GLAAD Media Awards for their fair, accurate and inclusive coverage of LGBT people and issues. The company has also been the recipient of the Point Foundation’s Point Inspiration Award, which recognizes corporations that champion respect and inclusion of the LGBT community.