Here's the American Airlines news release:
FORT WORTH, Texas – American Airlines has been recognized for the 11th consecutive year by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) with the highest possible ranking in the 2013 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The CEI is a nationally recognized benchmark that provides an in-depth analysis of America’s top workplaces and their inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees and their allies.
Companies like American that earn the top CEI score of 100 percent also are named the “Best Places to Work” in the U.S. American has achieved a perfect score of 100 percent each year since the survey’s inception, something that has been done by only a handful of other companies and no other airlines.
“All of us at American Airlines are grateful for this recognition,” said Denise Lynn, American’s Senior Vice President – People. “We see this milestone as a reflection of our dedicated team getting it right every single day by creating a safe and welcoming environment for our people and our customers. Together with the leaders of GLEAM, American’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Employee Resource Group, we are committed to being a leader in equality and inclusion.”
The Human Rights Campaign is dedicated to promoting and ensuring public understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues through innovative education and communication strategies. A complete list of Corporate Equality Index rankings is available at www.hrc.org.
For more information on American’s commitment to diversity, visit AA.com/Diversity. Join the conversation with American’s LGBT community at Facebook.com/AARainbowTeam.
About American Airlines
American Airlines, American Eagle® and the AmericanConnection® carrier serve 260 airports in more than 50 countries and territories with, on average, more than 3,500 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers nearly 900 aircraft. American's award-winning website, AA.com®, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld® alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members and members-elect serve more than 900 destinations with more than 9,000 daily flights to 150 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com, and AAdvantage are trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. AMR Corporation common stock trades under the symbol “AAMRQ” on the OTCQB marketplace, operated by OTC Markets Group.