WYNDHAM HOTELS & RESORTS NAMED BEST PLACE TO WORK FOR LGBTQ+ EQUALITY
Realization Four brands Consecutive years with a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index
PARSIPPANY, NJ, January 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: WH) – the world’s largest hotel franchise company with approximately 9,000 hotels in nearly 95 countries – announced today that it has received a perfect score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index (CEI) 2022, the nation’s largest survey and benchmarking report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation . Wyndham celebrates its fourth consecutive year of earning a perfect score in this annual survey, further recognizing the company as the Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality.
“Inclusiveness is at the heart of our values and we respect differences in people, cultures, ideas and experiences,” said Geoffrey A. Ballotti, General Manager, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts. “We understand that we only succeed by bringing together diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and we are committed to creating welcoming environments both internally for team members and in our hotels for guests.”
Deeply committed to a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion, Wyndham continually infuses diverse perspectives into the workplace that reflect the company’s diverse customers and communities around the world and provides enhanced training to combat racial inequality, anti-racism and alliance. The company partners with leading organizations, including the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association, and offers affinity groups such as PRIDE, which is sponsored and advocated by members of the management team. To further support the promotion of an inclusive environment where team members feel comfortable being themselves, Wyndham launched a campaign on International Pronouns Day that was dedicated to raising awareness of pronouns and how team members can identify if they wish.
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is among 1,271 companies rated in this year’s report. The IEC uses criteria based on equitable benefits for LGBTQ workers and their families; non-discrimination policies in business entities; supporting an inclusive culture; and corporate social responsibility. Wyndham’s efforts to meet all IEC criteria have earned it a 100% rating and designation as one of Best Workplaces for LGBTQ+ Equality.
Wyndham was also named to Ethisphere’s list of the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2019 and 2020, and in 2021 the company was named one of the best places to work in its home state. New Jersey through NJBIZ and was recognized by Newsweek among the most valued workplaces in 2021 and the most responsible companies in 2022.
For more information on the 2021 Corporate Equality Index or to download a free copy of the report, go to www.hrc.org/cei.
About Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: WH) is the world’s largest hotel franchise company by number of properties, with approximately 9,000 hotels in nearly 95 countries on six continents. With its network of approximately 803,000 rooms that appeal to the everyday traveler, Wyndham maintains a leading presence in the economy and midscale segments of the lodging industry. The Company operates a portfolio of 22 hotel brands, including Super 8®, Days Inn®, Ramada®, Microtel®, La Quinta®, Baymont®, Wingate®, AmericInn®, Hawthorn Suites®, Trademark Collection® and Wyndham®. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is also a leading provider of hotel management services. The company’s award-winning Wyndham Rewards loyalty program offers more than 90 million registered members the ability to redeem points at thousands of hotels, resorts and vacation rentals worldwide. For more information, visit www.wyndhamhotels.com.
About the Human Rights Campaign Foundation
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), America’s largest civil rights organization working for equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people. Through its programs, the HRC Foundation seeks to bring about transformational change in the daily lives of LGBTQ+ people, bringing to light inequalities and deepening public understanding of LGBTQ+ issues, with a clear focus on promoting transgender and racial justice. His work has transformed the landscape for over 15 million workers, 11 million students, 1 million clients in the adoption and foster care system and more. The HRC Foundation provides direct consultation and technical assistance to institutions and communities, promoting the advancement of inclusive policies and practices; it builds the capacity of future leaders and allies through scholarship and training programs; and, with the firm belief that we are stronger working together, he forges partnerships with advocates in the United States and around the world to increase our impact and shape the future of our work.
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