ST. LOUIS, Nov. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- For a second consecutive year, Ameren Corporation received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national 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 Foundation. Ameren joins the ranks of 609 major U.S. businesses, which also earned top marks this year.
"To once again be named a top employer for LGBTQ equality is an honor for our entire organization," said Sharon Harvey Davis, Ameren vice president and chief diversity officer. "Ameren takes diversity and inclusion seriously. We believe that a diversified workforce, diversity of our suppliers and strong support for the communities we serve are critical to delivering on our mission – to power the quality of life."
In addition to fully embracing diversity as a key component of its corporate culture, Ameren promotes co-worker diversity and inclusion through six employee resource groups: Ameren Military-Veteran Employees; Ameren Network of Minority Employees; Powering Connections for All Abilities; Gay, Lesbian, BiSexual, Transgender Employees and Allies Network; Multi-Generational Employee Resource Group; and Women Influencing Success in Energy. Each group commits to a mission and annual strategic business plan that identifies how it will support Ameren's business goals and objectives, participate in community outreach, and educate and engage employees.
The 2018 CEI rated 947 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBTQ-related policies and practices, including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBTQ community.
For more information on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit Hrc.org/cei.
About the Human Rights Foundation
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. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.
About Ameren Corporation
St. Louis-based Ameren Corporation powers the quality of life for 2.4 million electric customers and more than 900,000 natural gas customers in a 64,000-square-mile area through its Ameren Missouri and Ameren Illinois rate-regulated utility subsidiaries. Ameren Illinois provides electric distribution and transmission service, as well as natural gas distribution service, while Ameren Missouri provides vertically integrated electric service, with generating capacity of over 10,200 megawatts, and natural gas distribution service. Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois develops regional electric transmission projects. For more information, visit Ameren.com, or follow us at @AmerenCorp, Facebook.com/AmerenCorp, or LinkedIn/company/Ameren.
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