Athene recognised for workplace equality
Bermudian-based Athene Holding Ltd has been recognised for its workplace equality efforts by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s annual Corporate Equality Index.
The provider of retirement savings products said the CEI is the United States’ foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality.
Athene joins the ranks of the 1,271 major businesses in the 2022 CEI.
The CEI rates companies on detailed criteria falling under four central pillars: non-discrimination policies across business entities, equitable benefits for LGBTQ+ workers and their families, supporting an inclusive culture and corporate social responsibility.
Kristi Kaye Burma, EVP human resources at Athene, said: “We are proud of our continued designation on HRC’s CEI as a reflection of the steps we have taken to advance equity, diversity and inclusion.
“As our company grows, we look forward to strengthening our commitment and championing our diverse and talented workforce in new and innovative ways.”
The results of the 2022 CEI showcase how US-based companies are not only promoting LGBTQ+-friendly workplace policies in the US, but also how the CEI-rated companies with global operations are helping to advance the cause of LGBTQ+ inclusion in workplaces abroad.
In 2002, the first year of the CEI, only 13 companies achieved a top score.
In 2022, 842 companies achieved a top score, demonstrating the incredible impact the CEI has had on the business world over the past 20 years, Athene said.
This year’s CEI reflects growth across every measurement category, from the adoption of inclusive non-discrimination policies to equitable healthcare benefits for transgender employees.
Angela Jackson, SVP. diversity, equity and inclusion, at Athene, said: "Being inclusive is a business imperative. Through our established policies and programmes, we have made incredible strides toward an LGBTQ+ friendly workplace that allows all of our people to be supported and valued at work. And we will continue to foster this fundamental practice of inclusivity in the years to come.”
Athene’s full CEI Report can be found on the Human Rights Campaign website at www.hrc.org.
A subsidiary of Apollo, Athene is a retirement services company with total assets of $224.4 billion as of September 30, 2021, and operations in Bermuda, the United States, and Canada.