EA has become the first company in the games industry to achieve a 100% rating from the Human Rights Campaign over its support of LGBT employees.
Gabrielle Toledano, EA’s Chief Talent Officer, welcomed the news saying: “I am very pleased that EA has scored a 100% rating and been recognized by the Human Rights Campaign in a year where the company has taken significant steps to remain inclusive.
“EA has made changes to our medical benefits, been involved in LGBT events in our community and taken a public stance against the Defense of Marriage Act. EA champions diversity with a work environment where everyone feels welcome and can be themselves,” Toledano concluded.
The HRC’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI), which lists companies based on their employment equality policies, has been running since 2002. You can read the full report here.
Earlier this year EA announced it would be attending Gaymercon, a convention for the LGBT community in August 2013.