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FMC Corporation recognized as a leader in LGBTQ+ workplace inclusion by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation

FMC Corporation achieved a score of 100 on the 2023 Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the fourth time. The HRC Foundation's CEI is the nation's foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality. The perfect score earns FMC the "Equality 100 Award" and designation as a leader in LGBTQ+ workplace inclusion.

FMC has made inclusivity a cornerstone of the company's culture through its many employee resource groups (ERGs) and Inclusion Councils that promote awareness and understanding of different types of diversity, strengthen allyship and foster an environment of respect and belonging. This year's CEI score recognizes the company’s concerted efforts to enhance policies and procedures to provide fair and equal treatment for all employees and measure LGBTQ+ identity and employee experience.

"At FMC, we proudly support LGBTQ+ employees and strive to be a workplace where every employee feels safe, valued and included, regardless of their gender identity or expression," said Jackie Scanlon, executive vice president and chief human resources officer. "Achieving another perfect score from the HRC is a testament to the dedication of our teams and strength of our culture, and it is further proof of our company's commitment to embracing the multiple dimensions of diversity that help us better engage and serve our customers around the world.”    

The CEI rates companies on detailed criteria falling under four central pillars that include having nondiscrimination policies across business entities; offering inclusive policies and benefits; supporting an inclusive culture; and corporate social responsibility. In 2023, FMC demonstrated continued commitment to advancing LGBTQ+ inclusion by launching an LGBTQ+ Benefits Guide that outlines all programs and benefits the company offers to support LGBTQ+ employees and their families, from family formation services to gender-affirming care. The company also developed Gender Identity, Expression and Transition Guidelines as well as a new training curriculum to educate people managers, HR professionals and employees on topics such as sexual orientation, transgender inclusion, and gender identity and expression. Changes were also made to modernize the company's office space, including the installation of an all-gender bathroom at its Corporate headquarters, to enhance accessibility, privacy and comfort for all employees.

"This year's survey raised the bar for what it means to be a corporate ally for LGBTQ+ inclusion amidst growing challenges to LGBTQ+ rights in the workplace and society," said ZsaNell Smith, director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. "I am proud of our leadership and employees for rising to the challenge and demonstrating our commitment to ensuring FMC continues to support LGBTQ+ employees and their families and cultivate a workplace environment that is inclusive of all employees.”

The full report is available online at

About The Human Rights Campaign Foundation

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) people. Through its programs, the HRC Foundation seeks to make transformational change in the everyday lives of LGBTQ+ people, shedding light on inequity and deepening the public's understanding of LGBTQ+ issues, with a clear focus on advancing transgender and racial justice. Its work has transformed the landscape for more than 15 million workers, 11 million students, 1 million clients in the adoption and foster care system and so much more. The HRC Foundation provides direct consultation and technical assistance to institutions and communities, driving the advancement of inclusive policies and practices; it builds the capacity of future leaders and allies through fellowship and training programs; and, with the firm belief that we are stronger working together, it forges partnerships with advocates in the U.S. and around the globe to increase our impact and shape the future of our work.

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