Yext, Inc. (NYSE: YEXT), the Search Experience Cloud company, today announced that it received a score of 100% on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2020 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation's premier benchmarking survey measuring LGBTQ equality in the workplace.
Yext earned the highest possible scores across the survey's five categories, which evaluate the company's non-discrimination policies, employment benefits, demonstrated competency and accountability surrounding LGBTQ diversity and inclusion, public commitment to LGBTQ equality, and responsible citizenship.
"Yext is proud to have earned a 100% on the Corporate Equality Index and the distinction of Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality," said Brian "Skip" Schipper, Chief People Officer at Yext. "Yexters who identify as LGBTQ reflect the diversity of the customers and communities we serve and support. Our company is stronger because of our diversity and our inclusive culture that values every Yexter and encourages everyone to bring their whole selves to work"
"The corporate community has worked with us to adopt LGBTQ-inclusive policies, practices, and benefits, establishing the Corporate Equality Index as a primary driving force for LGBTQ workplace inclusion in America and across the globe," said HRC President Alphonso David. "These companies know that protecting their LGBTQ employees and customers from discrimination is not just the right thing to do — it is also the best business decision."
Yext demonstrates its support of the LGBTQ community with several diversity initiatives, including EXPRESS, the company's employee resource group (ERG) dedicated to LGBTQ employees and allies. EXPRESS regularly hosts in-office conversations with LGBTQ rights advocates, organizes service trips in support of the LGBTQ community, and more.