Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ: HURN), a leading provider of business consulting services, today announced that it received a perfect score on the 2014 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
“Our employees are integral to our success. Huron fosters an environment of inclusiveness by supporting programs and initiatives that focus on strengthening relationships across our diverse employee base,” said James H. Roth, chief executive officer and president, Huron Consulting Group. “Huron is honored to be among the top companies recognized by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.”
Huron supports employees through programs such as:
- Inclusive Company policies and benefits packages.
- An LGBT employee resource group, known as the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) iMatter Team.
- Philanthropic support including volunteering at EdgeAlliance in Chicago and participating in the AIDS Run & Walk fundraisers in several cities.
The 2014 CEI rated 934 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community. Huron’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria resulted in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.For more information on the 2014 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei. The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all. Huron has also been named a best place to work this year by Consulting magazine, The Oregonian and The Chicago Tribune. For more information about working at Huron, visit www.huroncareers.com. Follow us on Twitter: @Huron and @HuronLegal; like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/huronconsulting; and connect with us on LinkedIn and Google+ at www.linkedin.com/company/HuronConsulting and https://www.google.com/+huronconsulting. About Huron Consulting Group Huron Consulting Group helps clients in diverse industries improve performance, reduce costs, leverage technology, process and review large amounts of complex data, address regulatory changes, recover from distress and stimulate growth. Our professionals employ their expertise in administration, management, finance, operations, strategy and technology to provide our clients with specialized analyses and customized advice and solutions that are tailored to address each client's particular challenges and opportunities to deliver sustainable and measurable results. The Company provides consulting services to a wide variety of both financially sound and distressed organizations, including healthcare organizations, leading academic institutions, Fortune 500 companies, governmental entities and law firms. Huron has worked with more than 90 of the top 100 research universities, more than 400 corporate general counsel, and more than 385 hospitals and academic medical centers. Learn more at www.huronconsultinggroup.com.