Continental Airlines Earns Top Marks in 2009 Corporate Equality Index

09 Sep 2008 [15:02h]     Bookmark and Share

Continental Airlines announced that it has earned the top rating of 100 percent in the 2009 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), an annual survey administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

Houston –  Continental Airlines joins the ranks of 259 other major U.S. businesses which get top marks for their treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employees and consumers.

„Continental has a long history of treating customers and co-workers with dignity and respect,“ said Diedra Fontaine, Continental’s director of diversity and sales development. „Dignity and respect are key principles of our Working Together cornerstone, and key components of our corporate culture.“

The CEI rated 583 businesses, evaluating LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination policies, transgender health benefits and domestic partner benefits. Continental Airlines‘ efforts in ensuring LGBT equality in each of the survey’s main criterion earned it the prestigious 100 percent ranking.

For more information on the 2009 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit


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