SAN FRANCISCO - December 9, 2013
This is the 11th consecutive year Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) has been named a “Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality,” earning a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2014 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. America’s largest civil rights organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees released its CEI report today, providing an in-depth analysis and rating of large U.S. employers and their corporate policies and practices as they relate to LGBT employees.
A total of 934 businesses were rated in the CEI this year. Wells Fargo was one of 304 considered to be best-in-class, an accolade it has earned every year since the company began participating in 2003. This year, Wells Fargo was also recognized by DiversityInc magazine as No. 1 on its Top 10 Companies for LGBT employees list as part of the magazine’s annual survey of Top 50 Companies for Diversity.
“Our company’s support for the LGBT community is part of our broader commitment to diversity – to serve diverse customers, to hire, develop and retain diverse team members and to encourage team members to value and respect each other for their differences,” said Jimmie Paschall, Wells Fargo Executive Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion. “We’re proud to have earned another perfect score on the Corporate Equality Index. This outstanding recognition is a testament to our longstanding commitment to creating an inclusive and progressive environment for all our team members.”
“Our commitment and service to the LGBT community dates back over 25 years and continues to grow year after year,” said Pat Callahan, Wells Fargo’s Chief Administrative Officer. “We thank the HRC for its ongoing work for LGBT equality. While we are extremely honored to have received its highest rating over the past 11 years, we remain deeply committed to continuing our support of the LGBT community. This includes providing specialized financial products and services to meet the unique needs of our LGBT customers and to help them succeed financially.”
For more information on the 2014 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.4 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, and the Internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in more than 35 countries to support the bank’s customers who conduct business in the global economy. With more than 270,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 25 on Fortune’s 2013 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at blogs.wellsfargo.com.