EA gets perfect score for workplace equality

ea_logo_rainbow_news_header_723X250Electronic Arts, one of the more controversial game companies in the industry, has managed to achieve a perfect 100% rating in the field of workplace equality for the second year in a row, according to the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, dubbing it one of the “Best Places to Work for 2014.”

The criteria for the Index is based on a number of factors based on treatment of those belonging to the LGBT community, including benefits for same-sex partners and company wide knowledge of the LGBT community. Of all the companies that achieved a perfect score, EA was the only one in the field of video games to do so.

This rating is largely attributed to EA’s Diversity and Inclusion team. This team helped the company support the numerous pride parades that went on in the cities where their offices are located at, including San Francisco. The company also held its own event, Full Spectrum, where they discussed LGBT issues in gaming, and they were the official sponsor of the first GaymerX convention.

Of course, the report doesn’t mention anything about the company’s questionable business practices, which are what also earned them the title of Worst Company in America for the same number of years. What the company lacks in business ethics, they at least seem to make up for in human related ethics, as they have become increasingly vocal on the rights of LGBT citizens over the course of the year.

You can read the entire (lengthy) Corporate Equality Index here.

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