Moody’s Receives Top Marks in Corporate Equality Index for Fifth Year


NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) announced today that it has again received a top score on the Corporate Equality Index (CEI) ranking, marking the fifth consecutive year Moody’s has been recognized in the index for its commitment to workplace equality. The CEI is a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

“Moody’s is proud to have been recognized with a perfect score for the fifth year in a row by the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index. Our continued top ranking reflects the strong commitment Moody’s has made to a workplace that embraces equality and inclusion and helps all of our employees feel comfortable bringing their authentic selves to work,” said Lisa Westlake, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Moody’s.

The 100 percent ranking recognizes Moody’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria and the designation of Moody’s as a “Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality. The 2017 CEI rated 1,043 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBT community. Moody’s is among 517 major US businesses that earned top marks this year.

Among Moody’s programs to promote workplace equality are LGBT & Allies ERGs (Employee Resource Groups) in many of its global office locations, which help further Moody’s commitment to a diverse workforce that values the contributions of all of its employees. Moody’s also provides training and resources for an evolving workforce, including a “Transgender Inclusive” initiative begun in 2016.

For more information on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit


Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The corporation, which reported revenue of $3.5 billion in 2015, employs approximately 10,900 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 36 countries. Further information is available at

Source: Moody’s Corporation Investor Relations

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