Rolls-Royce North America gets perfect score on 2022 Corporate Equity Index from Human Rights Campaign Foundation; index looks at company workforce protections, inclusive benefits and culture, corporate social responsibility related to LGBTQ+ community

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February 17, 2022 (press release) –

Rolls-Royce North America (RRNA) has a strong commitment to an inclusive culture that enables each of its 6,000+ employees to be at their best every day. That commitment has been recognized by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation with a perfect score on the 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation’s premier benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality.

This marks the fifth straight year that RRNA has achieved a perfect score, along with the distinction as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality.     

“We are proud to continue to collaborate with the Human Rights Campaign Foundation to champion inclusion and equality for the LGBTQ+ community,” said RRNA People Director Summer Smith. “Rolls-Royce is firmly committed to a culture that values and respects all people; enabling our employees to bring their full, true selves to work every day.”

The CEI measures participating companies’ policies and practices related to the LGBTQ+ community in areas like workforce protections, inclusive benefits, inclusive culture and corporate social responsibility.

RRNA has a wide variety of benefits supporting the LGBTQ+ community including health coverage for same-sex spouses/partners and adoption benefits, among others. The company also has a mentoring and reverse mentoring program for its LGBTQ+ colleagues and allies.

RRNA has a comprehensive employee resource group program supporting several different dimensions of diversity and promoting inclusion for all employees. The company also has an active presence in the community supporting Pride Month in the U.S. and International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT).

“The culture we have at Rolls-Royce really matters,” said Kelsey Mitchell, Chair of the Propel with Pride Employee Resource Group at RRNA. “We’ve set the standard that everyone deserves to feel safe, supported, and to be 100% themselves at work - anything less is unacceptable. We are eager to keep that momentum going in 2022.”

To learn more about opportunities with Rolls-Royce, visit our Careers Page.

Rolls-Royce in North America
Rolls-Royce is one of the world's preeminent manufacturers of highly efficient, integrated power and propulsion solutions. Our power systems are used in aerospace, naval marine, energy and off-highway applications.

North America is the company’s largest region by revenue. Rolls-Royce world-class products and services support key customers across North America, including our single-largest customer – the U.S. Department of Defense.

Rolls-Royce employs 5,000 people in 27 states across the U.S., literally coast-to-coast, from southern California to Walpole, Massachusetts. In Canada, we employ nearly 1,000 people across six provinces.

To date, we’ve invested nearly $2 billion in the U.S. and support more than 52,000 American jobs through our supply chain adding $9 billion to the U.S. economy.

About Rolls-Royce Holdings plc
Rolls-Royce pioneers the power that matters to connect, power, and protect society. We have pledged to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions in our operations by 2030 [excluding product testing] and joined the UN Race to Zero campaign in 2020, affirming our ambition to play a fundamental role in enabling the sectors in which we operate achieve net zero carbon by 2050.

Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 150 countries, comprising more than 400 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces and navies, and more than 5,000 power and nuclear customers.

Annual underlying revenue was $15.87 billion* in 2020 and we invested $1.7 billion* on research and development. We also support a global network of 28 University Technology Centres, including Purdue University, which position Rolls-Royce engineers at the forefront of scientific research.

*Based on a currency exchange rate of $1.35

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