KDP Earns Perfect Score in Human Rights Campaign's 2021 Corporate Equality Index
We are incredibly proud to have earned a 100% on the important Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index (CEI). This recognition underscores the solid foundation that we have purposefully built since our merger less than three years ago.
Mary Beth DeNooyer, our Chief Human Resources Officer, noted: “While this honor highlights the progress we have made, we're not done. We are committed to continuous improvement and building an inclusive culture to ensure Keurig Dr Pepper fosters a diverse workplace where all voices are heard.”
In addition to the strong programs already in place at KDP, several new initiatives in 2020 contributed to our top score, including the expansion of U.S. KDP medical plan coverage to augment transgender medical coverage, the addition of domestic partners as eligible spouses to the U.S. KDP medical plan, the creation of new partnerships with community organizations to help source strong LGBTQ+ talent, and the initiation of a LGBTQ+ & Allies employee resource group.
KDP earned a perfect score by meeting all of the CEI's criteria, securing the designation as one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality. 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.
The full report is available online at www.hrc.org/cei.