The Royal Bank of Canada ( RBC ) announces that RBC Wealth Management-U.S. and RBC Capital Markets-U.S. each received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index ( CEI ). This rating individually recognizes both RBC businesses as one of the "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality."
The Human Rights Campaign administers this survey and report that studies corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality. RBC joins the ranks of 366 major U.S. businesses that also received top marks this year.
"We are honored to receive a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index for the fifth year," said John Taft, CEO, RBC Wealth Management — U.S. and executive sponsor of the RBC PRIDE U.S. LGBT employee resource group ( ERG ). "RBC is committed to creating an inclusive environment for employees; recruiting and retaining top talent that mirrors the communities we serve; and delivering unparalleled client satisfaction by understanding our clients' unique needs. By fostering a culture that embraces the values of diversity and inclusion, we will strengthen our position as a global leader."
LGBT ERGs within RBC globally, including: RBC PRIDE U.S. ( 1999 ), RBC PRIDE Canada ( 2006 ), RBC PRIDE Capital Markets ( 2011 ), and RBC PRIDE UK ( 2011 ). All groups have a mission to create a welcoming and open working environment that allows LGBT employees to achieve their full potential.