U.S. Steel Corp. was recently recognized for its commitment to equality in the workplace.
The Pittsburgh-based company received the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Equality 100: Leader in LGBTQ+ Workplace Inclusion Award. They also achieved a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index for the fourth year in a row.
The Equality 100 Award is presented by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation to honor companies that implement policies that ensure greater equity for LGBTQ+ workers and their families.
The foundation’s Corporate Equality Index is a national benchmarking tool on practices pertinent to LGBTQ+ employees. This year the foundation recognized 545 businesses. The top employers represent industries and regions across the U.S.
The index ranks companies based on non-discriminatory policies, equitable benefits, educational initiatives and public commitment to LGBTQ+ equality.
“Diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental values deeply embedded within U.S. Steel’s ethos, integral to our operational framework and pivotal to our Best for All strategy,” said David Burritt, president and CEO, in a press release.
The company's employee resource groups, such as SteelPRIDE, help advocate for the LGBTQ+ community within and beyond the organization.
“Earning top ratings on the Corporate Equality Index and securing the Human Rights Campaign’s Equality 100 Award reaffirms that at U.S. Steel, DE&I is intricately interwoven into our business strategy,” said Mona Dine, general manager of human resources and chief diversity officer.
Dine emphasized that diversity efforts strengthen the organizational fabric. It also helps the company deliver better solutions for customers and its workforce.
Founded in 1901, U.S. Steel produces high-strength steel. The company has the capability of producing 22.4 million net tons of steel a year. U.S. Steel has operations across the U.S. and in central Europe. The company’s locations in Indiana include East Chicago, Gary and Portage.