PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --
FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC) announced today that it has received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2020 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
"FMC has focused on driving meaningful progress in diversity and inclusion at FMC, including several significant policy changes related to parental leave and domestic partner and transgender inclusion benefits in the U.S. over the past several years. Creating a workplace where people feel engaged and a sense of belonging matters not only for current employees but also to the next generation of employees and the future of our company," said Pierre Brondeau, chairman and chief executive officer at FMC. "Our CEI score reflects the importance we place on recognizing and appreciating each other's differences so that all of our employees around the world can grow and contribute to their fullest potential."
FMC proudly supports LGBTQ employees through SPECTRUM, an FMC employee resource group (ERG) for lesbian gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer employees and their allies. It focuses on increasing the visibility of LGBTQ issues within the Company through education and awareness initiatives. The group holds events throughout the year to reinforce Company commitments to fairness and equality, and advocates for new policy or policy modifications where necessary to establish best practices for LGBTQ inclusion. SPECTRUM is one of six employee resource groups at FMC, which also include The Bridge, a multicultural ERG; Women's Initiative Network (WIN); i-Gen, an intergenerational ERG; Valuing Individuals with Visible and Invisible Disabilities (VIVID); and Honor, a veterans group open to all employees to promote, provide awareness and support veterans within FMC and our local communities.
"As a global company, FMC faces unique opportunities and challenges in advancing diversity and inclusion," said Subarna Malakar, director of Global Diversity and Inclusion at FMC. "Through the implementation of employee resource groups and regional inclusion councils, we are able to increase the visibility of diversity through customized awareness initiatives tailored for employees from around the world. These efforts are critical in creating an inclusive culture that allows all FMC employees to feel a sense of pride and belonging."
For more information on the 2020 Corporate Equality Index, or to view the full report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
About the Human Rights Campaign Foundation
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.
FMC Corporation, an agricultural sciences company, provides innovative solutions to growers around the world with a robust product portfolio fueled by a market-driven discovery and development pipeline in crop protection, plant health, and professional pest and turf management. This powerful combination of advanced technologies includes leading insect control products based on Rynaxypyr® and Cyazypyr® active ingredients; Authority®, Boral®, Centium®, Command® and Gamit® branded herbicides; Talstar® and Hero® branded insecticides; and flutriafol-based fungicides. The FMC portfolio also includes biologicals such as Quartzo® and Presence® bionematicides. FMC Corporation employs approximately 6,500 employees around the globe. To learn more, please visit www.fmc.com.
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