Today we are thrilled to share the news that Airbnb has scored 100% on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2016 Corporate Equality Index, earning us the designation as a “Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality” alongside 391 other U.S. companies.
The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality, and their Corporate Equality Index is the national benchmarking tool which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive healthcare benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community. This year’s designation from the HRC reflects Airbnb’s true inclusion of the transgender workforce—from non-discrimination protections, to inclusive benefits and diversity practices, to respectful gender transition guidelines that allow employees to self-identify based on gender identity, and engaging the broader transgender community.
As part of our mission to create a world where all 7 billion of us can belong anywhere, we strive every day to create a workplace where employees of every age, race, culture, sexual orientation and gender identity feel welcome and supported. Every day, our community proves that as human beings, there is much more that unites us than divides us. We’ve seen through the kindness of our hosts and guests alike that bringing people of different backgrounds together can lead to a world where love is always welcome.
We’re honored to be listed among HRC’s Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality and we’re committed to building a future where all people feel welcomed and respected for who they are—in our workplace and all around the world. And until that day comes, we’ll keep working hard to prove that when you open doors, you can open minds too.