Altria Group, Inc., was recently awarded the 2023-2024 Equality 100 Award by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) and recognized as a leader in LGBTQ+ workplace inclusion.
The award means Altria has earned a score of 100 on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation’s premier tool for measuring companies’ inclusive policies, practices and benefits for LGBTQ+ employees.
Altria joins 172 other Fortune 500 companies that also earned top marks this year. This is also the sixth consecutive year that the organization has scored 100 on the CEI, which is the highest score an inclusive company can receive on the CEI.
Billy Gifford, CEO of Altria, said:
“We know that to achieve our vision of leading the transition to a smoke-free future for adult smokers, we need to create a workplace that is diverse, inclusive and welcoming.” This recognition is a testament to the work of our employees and Mosaic, our LGBTQ+ employee resource team, in creating a culture where our LGBTQ+ colleagues are celebrated and have equal opportunities to thrive and prosper in their profession and their local communities.”