DUBLIN, Ohio, Jan. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardinal Health again received a score of 100 percent on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) and is among those listed as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.
The CEI is a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality. The survey is administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
Cardinal Health received the 100 percent ranking by satisfying all of CEI's survey criteria. The company credits its consistently high score to its commitment to its diversity strategy, including initiatives such as inclusion training, the company's Equality employee resource group, basic offerings such as spousal and partner benefits, and philanthropic support of LGBT organizations.
"We are proud to be recognized for our work to ensure that Cardinal Health is a great place for all talent to work and grow their careers," said Cardinal Health Chief Human Resources Officer Carole Watkins. "By respecting and appreciating diversity of thought, experience and background, we can be more innovative, increase employee engagement and improve our value to customers."
The 2015 CEI rated nearly 1,000 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. Cardinal Health is among 366 U.S. businesses that earned the 100 percent score this year. For more information on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
About Cardinal Health
Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) is a $91 billion health care services company that improves the cost-effectiveness of health care. As the business behind health care, Cardinal Health helps pharmacies, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, clinical laboratories and physician offices focus on patient care while reducing costs, enhancing efficiency and improving quality. Cardinal Health is an essential link in the health care supply chain, providing pharmaceuticals and medical products and services to more than 100,000 locations each day and is also the industry-leading direct-to-home medical supplies distributor. The company is a leading manufacturer of medical and surgical products, including gloves, surgical apparel and fluid management products. In addition, the company operates the nation's largest network of radiopharmacies that dispense products to aid in the early diagnosis and treatment of disease. Ranked #22 on the Fortune 500, Cardinal Health employs 34,000 people worldwide. More information about the company may be found at www.cardinalhealth.com and @CardinalHealth on Twitter.