In 2015 we publicly stated our support for marriage equality in Australia and in 2019 achieved bronze award ranking in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI). Our AWEI achievement acknowledges the importance we place on workplace inclusion for our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) and firm-wide employees.
“We are committed to creating an environment which promotes diversity and is focused on developing an inclusive, collaborative and accessible workplace. The AWEI sets the benchmark for LGBTI workplace inclusion nationally and recognises the demonstrable progress J.P. Morgan continues to make.”
- Robert Bedwell, Head of Sales & Marketing, Markets & Investor Services, Australia & New Zealand
In the U.S., we earned a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality. JPMorgan Chase & Co. is the only financial services company to receive a perfect score for each consecutive year on the Corporate Equality Index since the benchmarking survey began 16 years ago.
"We're proud that our longstanding support of the LGBT community has again been recognized, for the 16th straight year, with a perfect score on the Corporate Equality Index," said Mary Callahan Erdoes, JPMorgan Chase Asset & Wealth Management CEO, who serves as the Operating Committee sponsor of our company’s PRIDE business resource group. This group comprises a community of employees across the globe who come together and advocate for workplace equality and inclusiveness for LGBT employees.
The 2018 CEI recognises the best companies for offering LGBT-inclusive workplace policies and practices. “By fostering a diverse and inclusive environment in our firm, we can approach challenges and opportunities with myriad viewpoints, enabling us to best serve our global client base," says Erdoes.