CLEARWATER, Fla., Nov. 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tech Data
Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced that it has received a
perfect score of 100 percent on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index
(CEI), earning the distinction of being a “Best Place to Work for LGBT
Equality.” This marks the tenth straight year that Tech Data has earned
a perfect score on the CEI, a national benchmarking survey and report
on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality
that is administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
“Tech Data is honored to earn a perfect score on the CEI for the tenth
straight year,” said Caryl Lucarelli, vice president, Human Resources
at Tech Data. “Diversity and Inclusion is the cornerstone of Tech
Data’s culture. This year, we added a dedicated resource to this
important program as we continue to foster an environment of integrity
and respect for our employees and channel partners. We are proud to be
recognized on the CEI and applaud other organizations that support
these important practices.”
“In order to achieve a perfect score, a company has to show a deep and
serious commitment to treating their LGBT employees fairly and equally
on the job,” said Chad Griffin, president, Human Rights Campaign. “We
also look at whether a company is speaking out in the public square to
advocate for LGBT equality here in this country and around the world.
Tech Data not only meets these standards, it goes above and beyond the
call of duty, making commitment to equality a fundamental aspect of its
Tech Data is one of 364 major U.S. businesses that also earned top
marks this year. The 2015 CEI rated 972 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. Tech Data’s efforts in
satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria resulted in its 100 percent
ranking and designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.
For more information on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index, or to
download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
About The Human Rights Campaign
The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights
organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender
equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end
discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves
fundamental fairness and equality for all.
About Tech Data
Tech Data Corporation is one of the world’s largest distributors of
technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics
capabilities and value added services enable 115,000 resellers to
efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs
of end users in more than 100 countries. Tech Data generated $26.8
billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2014. It is
ranked No. 111 on the Fortune 500(R) and one of Fortune’s “World’s Most
Admired Companies.” To learn more, visit www.techdata.com, or follow us
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