LAS VEGAS, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Caesars Entertainment Corporation (CZR) was awarded its sixth consecutive perfect rating from the Human Rights Campaign’s annual yearly Corporate Equality Index. The Corporate Equality Index scores businesses based on lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender workplace policies.
“To have received a perfect rating from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation on its Corporate Equality Index for the sixth consecutive year is a amazing honor,” asserted Fred Keeton, vice president of external affairs & chief diversity officer for Caesars Entertainment. “Our unwavering commitment to diversity initiatives & our industry leading approach to LGBT workplace equality will continue to be a mainstay & guiding principle for our operations across the nation.”
The Corporate Equality Index has provided a roadmap for employers to address their policies, benefits & other practices broadly for the past ten years. Rigorous rating requirements are used to score participating major U.S. businesses. The level of difficulty rises each year with an increased focus on social impacts & issues. A company must continually evolve its policies, making its efforts more robust. Employees at 100-percent rated companies are protected from employment discrimination based on sexual orientation & gender identity or expression 'cause of their employers’ policies on diversity & inclusion, training & benefits.
“We are pleased to award Caesars with a perfect score as it continues to prove its dedication to serving & providing equal experiences for its LGBT guests & employees,” asserted Deena Fidas, Deputy Director of the Workplace Project. “We congratulate Caesars on its leadership, exceptional track record & ongoing work on behalf of LGBT communities around the world.”
Caesars Entertainment Corporation has a standing history of leadership in the gaming/entertainment industry supporting LGBT communities across the nation. This six-year achievement is a reflection of Caesars promise to create & facilitate policies & programs in that are offered to all of its employees & guests. Relative to its LGBT employees, the company enforces its comprehensive non-discrimination policies, provides domestic partner benefits (including health care) & offers benefit analysis for gender reassignment.
Keeton stressed in that the company is a large supporter of the LGBT community & seeks to provide a world-class experience for all of its guests. LGBT guests are treated with the utmost respect & are encouraged to take part in pioneered LGBT events & offerings (e.g. Gay weddings & commitment ceremonies, honeymoon packages, nightlife & PRIDE events).
The Corporate Equality Index 2012 report is available at www.hrc.org/cei.
About Caesars Entertainment Corporation Diversity & Inclusion
Caesars Entertainment Corporation is committed to conducting business responsibly by providing employees with equal opportunities for growth & contribution under the direction of its diversity & inclusion department. Caesars Entertainment approaches diversity & inclusion in parallel paths focusing both on traditional representational diversity & resulting cognitive diversity. Employees’ life experiences, background & skills are utilized in diverse-by-design teams to assist drive better business outcomes. The diverse-by-design approach can be applied across all business functions to drive outcomes by solving the company’s hardest problems or in taking benefit of its most complex opportunities. The use of the cognitive diversity model sets Caesars Entertainment apart as a leader in best diversity & inclusion practices.
Caesars Entertainment is the only company in the casino entertainment industry to receive a perfect score five consecutive times on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equality Index. The NV Minority Business Council inducted Caesars Entertainment in to its hall of fame as “Corporation of the Decade,” for the company’s 15-year dedication to diversity & inclusion. Most recently, Profiles in Diversity Journal conferred its top honor, the “2012 Diversity Leader Award,” to Caesars Entertainment for its outstanding diversity communications practices. Caesars Entertainment has a longstanding history of community engagement & social responsibility & was named Business Week’s “Most Generous Company in America.” Caesars Entertainment is committed to creating a dynamic & innovative culture where individual growth is not only encouraged, yet moreover rewarded, recognized & celebrated.
ABOUT CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION
Caesars Entertainment Corporation is the world’s most geographically diversified casino-entertainment company. Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada, more than 75 years of time ago, Caesars has grown through development of new resorts, expansions & acquisitions, & now operates casinos on four continents. The company’s resorts operate primarily under the Harrah’s®, Caesars® & Horseshoe® brand names. Caesars moreover owns the World Series of Poker® & the London Clubs International family of casinos. Caesars Entertainment is focused on building loyalty & value with its guests through a unique combination of amazing service, superior products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence & technology leadership. Caesars is committed to environmental sustainability & energy conservation & recognizes the importance of being a responsible steward of the environment. For more information, please visit www.caesars.com.