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Willis Towers Watson earns top marks in 2020 Corporate Equality Index

Willis Towers Watson earns 100% on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s annual scorecard assessing LGBT+ workplace equality

January 24, 2020

Inclusion-and-Diversity|Employee Experience

ARLINGTON, VA, January 24, 2020 — Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW), a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company, announced today that it received a score of 100% on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2020 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation's premier benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBT+ workplace equality. Willis Towers Watson joins the ranks of more than 680 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year.

Another perfect CEI score is a wonderful recognition of our unwavering commitment to foster an inclusive and diverse environment.”

Suzanne McAndrew
Global head of Talent Advice, Data and Software

"Another perfect CEI score is a wonderful recognition of our unwavering commitment to foster an inclusive and diverse environment," said Suzanne McAndrew, global head of Talent Advice, Data and Software, Willis Towers Watson, and global LGBT+ inclusion network leader. "We are thrilled to be at the forefront of organizations that continue to take a stand in support and resolution of important LGBT+ and equality issues in the workforce. We will continue to do our part to be forward-thinking as we evolve our inclusion and diversity agenda — as well as support our clients as they do the same."

"The impact of the Human Rights Campaign's CEI is profound," said Alphonso David, president, Human Rights Campaign. "The corporate community has worked with us to adopt LGBT+ inclusive policies, practices and benefits, establishing the CEI as a driving force for LGBT+ workplace inclusion in the U.S. and globally. These companies know protecting their LGBT+ employees and customers from discrimination is not just the right thing to do, it's the best business decision. Many leaders also advocate for the LGBT+ community and equality in the public square, while understanding their LGBT+ employees and customers deserve to be seen, valued and respected not only at work but in every aspect of daily life."

The results of this year's CEI showcase how 1,059 U.S.-based companies are not only promoting LGBT+-friendly workplace policies in the U.S. but helping to advance the cause of LGBT+ inclusion in workplaces abroad. Willis Towers Watson's efforts in satisfying all of the CEI's criteria earned a 100% ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT+ Equality.

The CEI rates companies and top law firms on detailed criteria falling under five broad categories:

  • Non-discrimination policies
  • Employment benefits
  • Demonstrated organizational competency and accountability around LGBT+ inclusion and diversity
  • Public commitment to LGBT+ equality
  • Responsible citizenship

The full report, is available online at

About the Human Rights Campaign

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) 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 LGBT+ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.

About Willis Towers Watson

Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW) is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 45,000 employees serving more than 140 countries and markets. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas — the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential.

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