BNY Mellon Named Best Place to Work by The Human Rights Campaign

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BNY Mellon Named Best Place to Work by The Human Rights Campaign

Earns Perfect Marks in 2014 Corporate Equality Index for Seventh Consecutive Year
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Monday, December 9, 2013 - 9:35am

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NEW YORK, December 9, 2013 /3BL Media/ - BNY Mellon, the global leader in investment management and investment services, announced that it has earned a top rating of 100 percent as a Best Place to Work in the 2014 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the seventh consecutive year. Administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, this comprehensive Index has helped to identify best practices and trends in workplace diversity and inclusion, including the treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees, clients and investors.

“The Human Rights Campaign and its annual Corporate Equality Index continue to serve as the benchmark for setting, measuring and advancing high standards in workplace diversity and inclusion,” said Jyoti Chopra, Global Head of Diversity, BNY Mellon. “To attract the best talent, BNY Mellon fosters a diverse and inclusive environment across all of our businesses globally. This commitment is not only important to BNY Mellon’s culture and to each of us as individual employees, it's also critical to our ability to serve our clients, deliver innovative products and solutions, and grow our businesses.”

BNY Mellon’s consistently superior ratings included the company's efforts on diversity training and awareness, equivalent benefits for employees with same or different-sex spouses or domestic partners, and a supplier diversity program that includes certified LGBT suppliers. The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality and to end discrimination against LGBT citizens. For more information on the 2014 Corporate Equality Index or to download a free copy of the report, visit

BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. As of September 30, 2013, BNY Mellon had $27.4 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration, and $1.5 trillion in assets under management. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK). Additional information, including the company’s latest Corporate Social Responsibility report, is available on or follow us on Twitter @BNYMellon.



Over the past 12 years, the CEI has become the gold standard for corporate policies and practices related to LGBT employees and their families.  The CEI rates companies on 40 such policies and practices. A total of 934 businesses have been rated in the 2014 CEI, including the entire Fortune 500. This year, a record 301 of the Fortune 500-ranked businesses have official CEI ratings, with the other 197 unofficially rated based upon publicly-available data. This year’s report at a glance:

  • In just two years under the most rigorous CEI criteria, the number of top-rated businesses has leapt from 189 to 303.
  • A record 300 major businesses and law firms publicly supported pro-equality legislation at the state and federal levels – including those that took an active role in the marriage equality campaigns.
  • This year’s CEI includes an all-time high of Fortune 500 companies with non-discrimination policies that cover gender identity (61 percent), while 86 percent of overall CEI participants cover gender identity.
  • Transgender-inclusive healthcare coverage continues to rise and is becoming a bellwether for full inclusion. Now in its third year as a mandatory criterion for a company to earn 100 percent, 338 (46 percent) participating companies offer comprehensive health care coverage to their transgender employees, up from 287 last year.

Beyond basic protections for LGBT employees, record numbers of American businesses have also updated their larger benefits packages, equalizing “soft benefits” for LGBT workers, including things like retirement benefits and relocation assistance.  With benefits accounting for roughly 20 percent of an employee’s compensation, companies recognize this as a matter of equal pay for equal work.

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CAMPAIGN: BNY Mellon: Invested in Our People

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