Adidas received a score of 100 percent on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Adidas joins the ranks of 517 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year.

“The thing that makes our company great is our people,” said Mark King, Adidas Group North America president. “I am so proud of our people and what we collectively represent. Every day, our people come together to challenge each other, challenge the status quo and create things the world has never seen before. We’ve built a culture that celebrates our individuality and recognizes the importance of diverse thinking and new ideas. It’s our people who are responsible for making this company special and creating a bright future together.”

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. Adidas’ efforts in satisfying all of the CEI criteria resulted in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.

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The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.