Yesterday was a banner day for The Walt Disney Company. It was honored for its workplace equality employment policies and found to be among the world’s most admired companies. It’s just another Tuesday in Burbank.
Actually that isn’t too far from the truth. This is the 14th consecutive year The Walt Disney Company has earned a perfect score on the 2020 Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. The national benchmarking survey measures corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality.
Among the criteria considered are: non-discrimination policies, employment benefits, demonstrated organizational competency and accountability around LGBTQ diversity and inclusion, supplier diversity, public commitment to LGBTQ equality, and responsible citizenship.
Disney was also named among the World’s Most Admired Companies for 2020 by Fortune magazine. A fourth spot on the overall list and the top spot in the entertainment industry is an impressive showing. This is the 17th year Disney has been ranked as the top entertainment company.
The Fortune survey looks at 1500 companies from around the globe and considers people management, quality of management, long-term investment value, social responsibility and global competitiveness, among other key attributes of reputation. Disney was ranked tops for “Quality of Products and Services.”
If you’ve ever worked for The Walt Disney Company, how would you describe your experience?