Travelport recognised for Human Rights

Travelport has achieved a 100 percent rating in the sixth annual
Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Annual Corporate Equality Index,
released today. The Index rates employers on a scale of 0 to 100 percent on
their treatment and protection of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender
employees, consumers and investors. Ratings are based on factors like
non-discrimination policies, diversity training and benefits for domestic
partners and transgender employees.
 
  “We are honored to be recognized for our initiatives to foster a
tolerant and supportive professional environment that provides all
employees with the tools to succeed,” stated Jeff Clarke, president and CEO
of Travelport. “As we continue to expand our business operations globally,
this milestone represents our commitment to promoting equal opportunities
within Travelport that reflect the diverse marketplace in which we are
competing.”
  In addition to Travelport’s equal employment opportunity policy, which
reinforces its commitment to hire, develop, promote and retain the most
talented people regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual
preference/orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, national
origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability or Veteran status, the
company has policies and procedures for harassment and discrimination
complaints and resolution and offers full benefits and medical coverage for
domestic partnerships, emphasizing the importance it places on culture and
diversity.
  “More businesses than ever before have recognized the value of a
diverse and dedicated workforce,” said Human Rights Campaign President Joe
Solmonese. “More importantly, these employers understand that embracing the
GLBT constituency will ultimately increase their ability to compete in the
global marketplace.”
  In this year’s Index, an unprecedented 195 major U.S. businesses earned
the top rating of 100 percent, up from 138 last year. Those 195 businesses
that met all the criteria employ more than 8.3 million workers,
representing a significant increase compared to the 13 companies with
690,000 workers that received the top rating when the survey was launched
in 2002.
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