Achieving Excellence in Workplace Equality and Setting a New Standard in Inclusivity

GF earns top score in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2023-24 Corporate Equality Index 

By Emma Cheer  
Director, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging at GlobalFoundries 

GlobalFoundries (GF) is proud to announce we have earned a top score in the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). This is a big deal – it’s the leading survey and report measuring lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer employee (LGBTQ+) workplace equality, and our score reflects GF’s dedication to an inclusive culture where everyone, regardless of their identity, feels valued and respected. 

GF received a perfect score of 100 for the CEI. Much more than just an accolade for GF, this score represents our deep-rooted belief that a diverse and inclusive workforce improves business outcomes by fostering innovation, improving employee engagement and retention, attracting talent, and increasing productivity. 

GF celebrated this news at many of its U.S. locations. 

“Working for a company that shares my core values was a key differentiator when I chose to join GF,” said Jean Trewhella, GF’s director of post fab engineering and executive sponsor of the company’s Pride@GF employee resource group. “Gaining the HRC CEI 100 score is a visible and bold indicator that GF continues to grow along these core values of diversity, equity and inclusion, making GF a great place to work for employees and the obvious choice for new hires!” 

The 2023-2024 CEI included 1,384 participating organizations advocating for specific gender identity non-discrimination protections. Covering 21 million employees worldwide, these protections are crucial and we are honored to be part of this progressive change. 

In the words of RaShawn “Shawnie” Hawkins, HRC’s senior director of workplace equality: “Our goal at the Human Rights Campaign Foundation is to work in a spirit of partnership with companies, providing educational resources and leading benchmarking, and collaborating on ways for businesses to support the LGBTQ+ community at a time when we face unprecedented legislative attacks, heightened anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric and physical violence. The CEI is an ever-evolving tool – a blueprint that companies can use to show up more effectively in supporting their LGBTQ+ employees and their families.” 

Click here to learn more about diversity and inclusion at GF and click here for more information on the HRC CEI 2023-2024. 

About Pride@GF 

Pride@GF is a GF employee resource group that is dedicated to providing an inclusive environment for members of the LGBTQ+ community and their allies, empowering employees to bring their full selves to work, and informing and guiding GF to create a culture of inclusion.