The Standard Earns Top Marks in the Human Rights Campaign 2021 Corporate Equality Index

PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 28, 2021–
Standard Insurance Company (The Standard) announced that for the fifth consecutive year, it received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index, the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality.
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“We are honored to be recognized by the Human Rights Campaign again this year,” said Susan Bruechner, vice president of Human Resources at The Standard. “Having a diverse and inclusive workplace is an important priority for our company and we ensure that by having policies and practices that support all people.”
The results of the 2021 CEI showcase how 1,142 U.S.-based companies are not only promoting LGBTQ-friendly workplace policies in the U.S., but also for the 57% of CEI-rated companies with global operations who are helping advance the cause of LGBTQ inclusion in workplaces abroad. The Standard’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria earned a 100% ranking and designation as one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality.
The CEI rates employers providing these crucial protections to more than 18 million U.S. workers and an additional 17 million abroad.
The CEI rates companies 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
  • Corporate social responsibility

You can view the full report on the CEI website.
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. For more information on the 2021 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
About The Standard
The Standard is a family of companies dedicated to helping customers achieve financial well-being and peace of mind. In business since 1906, we are a leading provider of financial protection products and services for employers and individuals. Our products include group and individual disability insurance, group life, dental and vision insurance, voluntary (employee-paid) benefits, absence management services, and retirement plans and annuities for employers and individuals. For more information about The Standard, visit www.standard.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.
The Standard is the marketing name for StanCorp Financial Group, Inc., and its subsidiaries: Standard Insurance Company, The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York, Standard Retirement Services, Inc., StanCorp Mortgage Investors, LLC, StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., StanCorp Real Estate, LLC, and StanCorp Equities, Inc.
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