ING Makes the List: 2007 List of Best Places to Work for GLBT Workers

January 22, 2007 Atlanta Share: Print Subscribe to Email Alerts

Atlanta-based ING U.S. Financial Services was one of 142 companies to receive the distinction and seal as one of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s 2007 Best Places to Work for GLBT Equality. The HRC recently recognized companies, including ING U.S. Financial Services, who scored a perfect 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index.

“We proudly accept this recognition as one of the companies on the HRC Foundation’s 2007 List of Best Places to Work for GLBT workers,” said Thomas J. McInerney, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, ING Americas. “We are committed to fostering an environment that leverages the talents of GLBT employees, as well as ensuring that our work environment is inclusive and constructive for everyone. Finding, hiring and retaining talent is a high priority at ING, and one of the key drivers for the enterprise’s long-term success, and this recognition will provide ING with increased access to diverse pools of talent.”

The 2006 Corporate Equality Index surveyed and rated 446 companies on a scale of 0-100 percent on organizational initiatives that provide positive work environment for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.

“We are pleased to offer this seal to help companies like ING tell this story: Their business philosophy is one that includes the hard work of GLBT Americans,” said Daryl Herrschaft, Director for the Human Rights Campaign Foundations’ Workplace Project. “We have reached a new point in corporate America where most companies appreciate the realities of life for GLBT people and have gone beyond simply enacting policies, to visibly celebrating them as a business strategy to attract and retain top talent.”

The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against GLBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

“There are multiple reasons why ING is a great place to work for all employees, but one of the key factors is that we continually strive to make it easier for our talented employees to build successful long-term careers in a respectful workplace,” said Jacqui Robertson, vice president of Workplace Diversity, ING U.S. Financial Services.

To see a complete listing of companies who received the 2007 “Best Places to Work for GLBT Equality” seal, visit: www.hrc.org/placestowork

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Press Inquiries

ING US Financial Services
Dana E. Ripley, 770.980.4865 or 404.788.9624 (cell) or dana.ripley@us.ing.com

Human Rights Campaign
Brad Luna, 202.216.1514

About ING

ING is a global financial institution of Dutch origin offering banking, insurance and asset management to more than 60 million private, corporate and institutional clients in more than 50 countries. With a diverse workforce of over 115,000 people, ING comprises a broad spectrum of prominent companies that increasingly serve their clients under the ING brand.

In the U.S., the ING family of companies offer a comprehensive array of financial services to retail and institutional clients which include life insurance, retirement plans, mutual funds, managed accounts, alternative investments, direct banking, institutional investment management, annuities, employee benefits, financial planning, and reinsurance. ING holds top-tier rankings in key U.S. markets and serves over 14 million customers across the nation. For more information, visit www.ing.com.