Eastern earns top marks in 2017 CEI

February 13, 2017

Eastern Bank Corporation earns top marks in 2017 Corporate Equality Index

Eastern earns 100 percent on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 15th Annual Scorecard on LGBTQ Workplace Equality

BOSTON, Dec. 5, 2016 – For a fourth consecutive year, Eastern Bank Corporation received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Eastern joins the ranks of 517 major U.S. businesses which also earned top marks this year.

“Eastern Bank is proud to be nationally recognized again as a best place to work for members of the LGBTQ community,” said Nancy Huntington Stager, Executive Vice President, Human Resources & Charitable Giving, Eastern Bank. “We are deeply committed to ensuring that Eastern is a welcoming and inclusive workplace where all employees can bring their whole self to work. Diversity and Inclusion is a fundamental aspect of our corporate values in our pursuit to make the world better, fairer, and more sustainable.”

The 2017 CEI rated 1,043 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBTQ-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBTQ community. Eastern Bank’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria results in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.

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The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.

About Eastern Bank
Founded in 1818 and based in Boston, Eastern Bank is the largest and oldest mutual bank in the country, with $10 billion in assets and nearly 100 branches serving communities in eastern Massachusetts and southern and coastal New Hampshire. Eastern Bank offers banking, investments and insurance all under one roof, and prides itself on working harder to understand its customers’ needs so it can deliver these services in a committed and personal way. Eastern Bank, which includes Eastern Wealth Management and Eastern Insurance, is a recognized leader in corporate social responsibility and for its advocacy on behalf of a number of social justice causes.

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