Andersen Participates in Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index

Andersen uses annual assessment of LGBTQ+ workplace equality to advance inclusion efforts. 

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For the third year, Andersen Corporation has participated in the Corporate Equality Index (CEI) administered by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). The annual rating is the premier national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) employees. 

“At Andersen, we are committed to fostering a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace to ensure every team member feels respected, valued and inspired to reach their full potential,” said Tracey Gibson, Andersen’s vice president and chief diversity officer. “With our mindset of continuous improvement, we look to the CEI as a tool for measuring how we’re showing up as an inclusive workplace, and as means to drive additional progress.” 

This year, Andersen received a score of 95 out of 100, joining the ranks of nearly 1,400 large U.S.-based businesses ranked in the 2023 CEI. 

“Andersen is committed to transparency and working to understand and address gaps in our policies and practices,” said Tracey. “Our commitment to an inclusive culture is unwavering, and our efforts and offerings have not changed. As CEI criteria evolves, so do our conversations on how we can evolve our policies, programs and processes.”

There are many ways Andersen supports an inclusive LGBTQ+ culture, including empowering the use of gender identity language — preferred name and pronouns — on employee profiles and as part of recruiting. Efficacy and unconscious bias training is also offered to a variety of team members across Andersen, including human resources professionals and hiring managers, to remove bias from our hiring process. The company’s “Leading for Inclusion” training is available to all team members to help build a culture of belonging.

“Throughout CEI’s history, its criteria has evolved to ensure more robust, inclusive policies for LGBTQ+ workers — and this year was no different,” said Stacha Reed, Andersen Corporation senior director of composite technology and pultrusion operations and chair of the PRIDE+ employee resource network. “It’s great to see that the CEI is helping to raise the standards for LGBTQ+ equality in the workplace, and that Andersen is raising its standards, too, as we strive to meet the changing needs of this community.”

Andersen has nine employee resource networks, including PRIDE+ which focuses on supporting employees who identify within the LGBTQ+ community. PRIDE+ employee members engage and aid Andersen’s workforce in pushing for a fully equitable community by providing awareness, education and business opportunities that develop and empower advocates of social justice for the LGBTQ+ community.

The full 2023 Corporate Equality Index report is available online at

About the Human Rights Campaign 
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is the educational arm of America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.

Posted: February 22, 2024