The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Arizona is the local volunteer committee of HRC, the nation’s largest LGBT civil rights organization, working to end discrimination against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) community and achieve fundamental fairness and equality for all. The gala is HRC Arizona’s largest annual fundraiser and every year HRC Arizona pays tribute with the Corporate Equality Award to a business that exemplifies HRC’s mission and goals. This year’s gala dinner, BELIEVE, features entertainers, guest speakers, honorees and award winners with the much anticipated silent art auction which raises critical funds necessary to continue HRC Arizona’s work. Information and tickets are available at www.hrcazdinner.org.
“Honeywell International is representative of corporate excellence for their commitment to equality and fairness in the workplace and their steadfast dedication to end discrimination in our communities,” said Linda Elliott, board of director of the HRC and co-chair of HRC Public Policy Committee. “Honeywell is an outstanding symbol in corporate equality, as a Fortune 100 company with a workforce of 128,000 in more than 100 countries they recently were recognized with an HRC Corporate Equality Index 100 percent rating for the third year in a row.”
HRC evaluated 583 businesses on a scale from 0 to 100 percent on their treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees, consumers and investors. Honeywell achieved the distinguished 100 percent rating in the 2009 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) Report. Of 255 Fortune 500 businesses rated in the CEI, 120 received 100 percent ratings. The average CEI rating of Fortune 500 companies was 83. For more information about the CEI ratings visit http://www.hrc.org/issues/workplace/cei.htm.
Honeywell International is a $37 billion diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For additional information, please visit www.honeywell.com.
(ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN - The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all. HRC seeks to improve the lives of LGBT Americans by advocating for equal rights and benefits in the workplace, ensuring families are treated equally under the law and increasing public support among all Americans through innovative advocacy, education and outreach programs. HRC works to secure equal rights for LGBT individuals and families at the federal and state levels by lobbying elected officials, mobilizing grassroots supporters, educating Americans, investing strategically to elect fair-minded officials and partnering with other LGBT organizations. HRC contributed over $150,000 in Arizona in 2008 to its advocacy of equal rights. This included funding the NO to Prop 102 campaign in addition to providing dedicated, experienced staff to work with the campaigns of local candidates supportive of equality and with allied organizations. Visit phoenix.hrc.org for more information about HRC Arizona.)