Yext, Inc. (NYSE: YEXT), the AI Search Company, today announced that it received a top score of 100% on the Human Rights Campaign's 2022 Corporate Equality Index, the nation's foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality.
For the third consecutive year, Yext received the highest possible score on the CEI, which rates against four central pillars (non-discrimination policies across business entities, equitable benefits for LGBTQ+ workers and their families, support for an inclusive culture, and corporate social responsibility). The top marks also earned Yext the designation as one of the foundation's 2022 Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality.
"We are proud that the Corporate Equality Index paved the way for countless LGBTQ+ workers in America and abroad — but there is still more to do, which is why we are raising the bar yet again to create more equitable workplaces and a better tomorrow for LGBTQ+ workers everywhere," said Jay Brown, Human Rights Campaign Senior Vice President of Programs, Research and Training. "Congratulations to Yext for achieving the title of 'Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality' and working to advance inclusion in the workplace."
"One of our highest priorities is to ensure a safe environment, where everyone at Yext can be included and perform at their highest potential," said Brian "Skip" Schipper, Chief People Officer at Yext. "While we're constantly learning and improving, we're proud of the contributions of everyone at Yext who has contributed to being recognized for our efforts to make Yext a great place to work for our LGBTQ+ colleagues."
Since its founding, Yext has supported the LGBTQ+ community with internal and external initiatives, from EXPRESS, an employee resource group dedicated to LGBTQ+ employees, to functionality within the Yext platform for businesses to activate attributes like "LGBTQ+ friendly" and "transgender safespace" on their Yext-powered Google listings.