Nuance scores 100% on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index

Nuance Communications has been named one of the year’s “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality,” scoring 100% on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking tool that evaluates corporate policies and practices pertaining to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and queer employees.

The CEI is conducted annually by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation to assess the equal and fair treatment of LGBTQ individuals in the workplace. Nuance is one of more than 560 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year.

“Creating a supportive workplace where all of our employees can be their true and authentic selves is of the utmost importance to us,” explains Beth Conway, executive vp and chief human resources officer. “We are proud to receive this distinction from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, and to foster an inclusive and diverse environment that values our employees’ unique experiences, perspectives, and contributions.”

In the announcement Nuance noted that it is deeply committed to supporting all of its employees both professionally and personally, and to creating a workplace that is diverse, inclusive, and equitable. In addition to global policies that prohibit discrimination of any kind, the company offers inclusive benefits for employees and their families, promotes internal LGBTQ awareness, education, and inclusion programs, and has made a public commitment to transgender equality by signing the Human Rights Campaign’s Business Statement for Transgender Equality.

Last month the Burlington, Massachusetts-based AI company revealed that its biometrics-based Nuance Security Suite saved organizations more than $1 billion in total fraud costs in 2018 while enabling frictionless customer identity validation.

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