IGT receives ‘Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality’ designation

By Peter Lynch

International Game Technology (IGT) has received a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation's 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), earning the group the ‘Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality’ designation.

The CEI evaluates corporate policies to measure an employer’s commitment to equality in the workplace. The HRC Foundation rated businesses on criteria across four pillars; corporate social responsibility, supporting an inclusive culture, non-discrimination policies across business entities, and equitable benefits for LGBTQ+ workers and their families.

“IGT earning the HRC Foundation's 'Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality' designation is a reflection of our commitment to provide a workplace culture that is welcoming, equitable and empowering to LGBTQ+ employees across the globe,” said IGT CEO Vincent Sadusky. 

“I wish to thank our approximately 11,000 employees worldwide, especially members of PRIDE with IGT, who together with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion embrace and activate IGT's core values and contributed to this milestone achievement.”

IGT has implemented a number of policy changes since 2018 in a bid to promote diversity, including the introduction of gender affirming medical benefits for transgender employees, the creation of gender neutral restrooms at major IGT campuses, and the implementation of more inclusive and equitable hiring processes.

The company also established PRIDE with IGT, an employee-led and executive-sponsored Diversity and Inclusion Group.

“This designation reinforces that IGT's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is focused on impact,” said Melissa Pursley, IGT Vice President and COO IGT Indiana and Co-Executive Sponsor of PRIDE with IGT. 

“Many in the LGBTQ+ community still struggle to thrive at work, and as a senior leader at IGT and a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I am proud that IGT has taken consistent steps to ensure that this is not the case for our colleagues.”

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