VERMEG Earns Top Marks in Human Rights Campaign’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index
JANUARY 28, 2021
VERMEG earns 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s annual assessment of LGBTQ workplace equality
New York– January 28, 2021 – VERMEG, the specialized software house in financial services, proudly announced that 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. VERMEG joins the ranks of 767 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year.
Badreddine Ouali, Founder and Co-CEO of VERMEG stated, “We are very proud to obtain the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality label from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation for the third year in row, VERMEG, continues to give the example, but also continues to improve its Human Resources policy and Inclusion procedures to better meet the global compliance. VERMEG is committed to guarantee a safe place to work for all its employees and will continually work on it.”
“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.”
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. VERMEG’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria earned a 100 percent ranking and the designation as one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality.
The CEI rates employers providing these crucial protections to over 18 million U.S. workers and an additional 17 million abroad. Companies rated in the CEI include Fortune magazine’s 500 largest publicly traded businesses, American Lawyer magazine’s top 200 revenue-grossing law firms (AmLaw 200), and hundreds of publicly and privately held mid- to large-sized businesses.
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; and,
- Corporate social responsibility.
The full report is available online at www.hrc.org/cei.
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.
VERMEG is a specialized software house covering three main market segments in financial services: Banking, Capital Markets and Insurance.
In addition to offering standard software solutions that meet evolving digitized needs, VERMEG provides tailor-made solutions based on our own tools, project and business expertise.
VERMEG has over 1700 employees, with presence in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, China, UK, France, Germany, Japan, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, Tunisia and United States. The company supports more than 550 clients in 40 countries.