Human Rights Campaign Awards Harris Corporation Highest Rating in Corporate Equality Index for Fourth Consecutive Year

April 10, 2019


  • Company receives perfect score of 100 four years in a row
  • Policies and practices support LGBTQ employees and families
  • Diverse workforce is a key company strength

The Human Rights Campaign has awarded Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) its highest rating of 100 in the 2019 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the fourth consecutive year – naming the company one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality.”

The 2019 CEI evaluates LGBTQ-related policies and practices, including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive healthcare benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBTQ community.

Inclusion, one of Harris’ core values, emphasizes that the company’s success comes from diverse ideas and talent working together to achieve goals. Harris benefits cover same-sex spouses and domestic partners, and company policies prohibit discrimination in all forms. The company promotes a culture where everyone can thrive by promoting inclusive recruiting, professional development and community engagement. Among its active employee resource groups is PRIDE, which hosts regular internal and external events, including involvement in local pride parades the company sponsors.

“We are honored to receive this recognition four years in a row and are committed to continuing and evolving the practices that led to this achievement,” said William M. Brown, chairman, president and CEO. “I am proud that Harris is a place where everyone is treated with respect and courtesy, and has every opportunity to succeed.”

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. For more information on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit

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About Harris Corporation
Harris Corporation is a leading technology innovator, solving customers’ toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions that connect, inform and protect. Harris supports government and commercial customers in more than 100 countries and has approximately $6 billion in annual revenue. The company is organized into three business segments: Communication Systems, Electronic Systems and Space and Intelligence Systems. Learn more at

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