LAS VEGAS, Dec. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ: CZR), the world's most diversified casino-entertainment provider, announced today that it received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the tenth year in a row.
The CEI is a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality and is administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Caesars joins the ranks of 517 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year.
"Over the past 10 years, Caesars has come a long way in its quest for basic human rights, particularly the rights of the LGBT community," said Jan Jones Blackhurst, Executive Vice President of Government Relations & Corporate Responsibility at Caesars. "Caesars is proud of this recognition by the Human Rights Campaign, and to be a leader in championing diversity and equal rights for everyone."
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. Caesars' efforts in satisfying all of the CEI's criteria results in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.
For more information on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
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.
About Caesars Entertainment
Caesars Entertainment Corporation (CEC) is the world's most diversified casino-entertainment provider and the most geographically diverse U.S. casino-entertainment company. CEC is mainly comprised of the following three entities: the majority owned operating subsidiary Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, wholly owned Caesars Entertainment Resort Properties and Caesars Growth Properties, in which we hold a variable economic interest. Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada, 75 years ago, CEC has grown through development of new resorts, expansions and acquisitions and its portfolio of subsidiaries now operate 50 casinos in 13 U.S. states and five countries. The Company's resorts operate primarily under the Caesars®, Harrah's® and Horseshoe® brand names. CEC's portfolio also includes the London Clubs International family of casinos. CEC is focused on building loyalty and value with its guests through a unique combination of great service, excellent products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence and technology leadership. The Company is committed to environmental sustainability and energy conservation and recognizes the importance of being a responsible steward of the environment. For more information, please visit www.caesarscorporate.com.
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