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Credit Suisse Earns Recognition for Diversity and Inclusion from Human Rights Campaign Foundation and Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index
Credit Suisse takes great pride in being included for 17 consecutive years in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2022 Corporate Equality Index (HRC CEI), with a score of 100% and earning the designation as a "Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality." HRC CEI is the nation's foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality. Credit Suisse earned the maximum number of points in all categories including Workforce Protections, Inclusive Benefits, Supporting an Inclusive Culture & Corporate Social Responsibility, and Responsible Citizenship.
In addition, Credit Suisse has once again been included in the 2022 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) for the third year in a row. The GEI is a modified market capitalization-weighted index that aims to track the performance of public companies committed to transparency in gender-data reporting. This reference index measures gender equality across five pillars: female leadership & talent pipeline, equal pay & gender pay parity, inclusive culture, anti-sexual harassment policies, and pro-women brand. Those included on this year's index scored at or above a global threshold established by Bloomberg to reflect disclosure and the achievement or adoption of best-in-class statistics and policies.
Christine Graeff, Group Head Corporate Communications and Deputy Global Head of Human Resources at Credit Suisse said, "I fundamentally believe in Credit Suisse's obligation and opportunity to be a fair and equitable employer – one that continues to attract, retain and reward highly-talented people across the globe. Our colleagues bring a diversity of perspective and approach, experience and expertise that allow the Bank to innovate and lead for our clients and society more broadly."
"Our Employer Value Proposition needs to enable a truly diverse and inclusive workforce, underpinned by our systems, processes and the way in which every employee lives our cultural values. We still have work to do and our D&I commitments are a core element of the strategy that will take our Bank forward on a new and positive trajectory," Ms. Graeff added.
"Central to our inclusion strategy is ensuring every one of our people feels they belong and are valued – the employee experience is key," said Della Sabessar, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Credit Suisse. "Part of sustaining that culture is ensuring we have the right policies and practices in place to confront any barriers, remove them and create a path to opportunity. This is why the CEI and GEI continue to be important measures of our success. Each year, as they evolve and raise the bar of what companies must achieve to be included in their benchmarks, we are challenged to be better – not just for our women and LGBTQ+ colleagues, but for everyone at Credit Suisse."