Andersen Corp. recently announced it has been designated one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality,” having earned a score of 100% on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI).

The annual rating is a national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and queer (LGBTQ) employees. This is Andersen’s second year participating in the CEI and the first year the company earned a score of 100%. Andersen is one of more than 840 major U.S. businesses with the 2022 designation.

“At Andersen, we are committed to fostering a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace to ensure every employee feels respected, valued and able to live their truth openly,” said Tracey Gibson, vice president and chief diversity officer. “In 2021, for the first time, we joined the annual Human Rights Campaign foundation rating. With our mindset of continuous improvement, we are creating transparency and working to understand gaps in our policies and practices.”

Starting January 2022, Andersen expanded benefits eligibility to same- and different-gender domestic partners and their children. Domestic partner benefits enables Andersen to meet the needs of a diverse and dynamic workforce — and the expectations of prospective employees.

“Our imperative on our inclusion journey is to assess and adjust our practices and policies for equity,” said Gibson. “By expanding benefits eligibility, Andersen is showing our commitment to our employees, regardless of partner status, and supporting our LGBTQ+ workforce. Providing domestic partner benefits underscores our vision to make the world a better place by living up to the promise that everyone benefits from their association with Andersen.”

In 2020, Andersen established an equal employment opportunity policy available to employees and is publicly available on AndersenWindows.com, making it visible to job candidates, customers, vendors and homeowners. The policy was also integrated into training for leaders and new employee orientation. Additionally, Andersen Corporation was named a Forbes Best Employer for Diversity 2021.

“Inclusion ignites creativity, problem solving, collaboration and innovation — and our PRIDE+ leadership team has tapped into each, making this top score on the 2022 Corporate Equality Index a reality,” said Alan Bernick senior vice president, chief legal officer and corporate secretary, who is also executive sponsor of Andersen’s PRIDE+ employee resource network.

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