Dunkin' Brands, the parent company of Dunkin' and Baskin-Robbins, announced that it received a perfect score of 100 on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a premier benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. Dunkin’ Brands joins the ranks of over 560 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year.
“The top-scoring companies on this year’s CEI are not only establishing policies that affirm and include employees here in the United States, they are applying these policies to their global operations and impacting millions of people beyond our shores,” says HRC president Chad Griffin. “Time and again, leading American businesses have shown that protecting their employees and customers from discrimination isn’t just the right thing to do—it’s also good for business.”
“We’re proud to have earned a perfect score of 100 on this year’s Corporate Equality Index, demonstrating our company’s strong commitment to diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity in the workplace,” says David Hoffmann, Dunkin’ Brands CEO and president of Dunkin’ U.S. “This achievement wouldn’t have been possible without the continued leadership and focus of employees across our organization, including members of INspire, our LGBTQ and allies employee resource group.”
The 2019 CEI evaluates LGBTQ-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBTQ community. Dunkin’ Brands’ efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria results in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality. Dunkin’ Brands’ CEI responses reflect only its own policies and practices. All Dunkin’ and Baskin-Robbins restaurants are independently owned and operated by franchisees, business owners who are solely responsible for their own workplace policies and practices.