Key inclusion culture enhancements support increase to Huntington’s
first 100 percent score on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- (Business Wire)
Huntington Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ: HBAN; www.huntington.com)
today announced it is rated among the Best Places to Work for LGBT
Equality, based on a 100 percent score on the 2014 Human Rights Campaign
(HRC) Foundation Corporate Equality Index – the leading national
measurement of LGBT corporate support.
Huntington’s improved HRC rating is the result of grassroots employee
engagement with executive leadership toward a shared goal of better
demonstrating Huntington’s commitment to the LGBT community as part of
its overall commitment to inclusion, said Steve Steinour, Huntington
chairman, president and CEO.
“I couldn’t be more proud of our colleagues for uniting together to
improve Huntington’s HRC Corporate Equality Index score,” said Steinour.
“Recognition among the Best Places to Work by the Human Rights Campaign
is a great honor and validation of our ongoing efforts to be a leading
employer of choice.”
While most benefits standards assessed by HRC were already available to
Huntington LGBT colleagues, Huntington’s actions to improve to a 100
percent Corporate Equality Index score included benefits expansion such
as a tax gross-up provision for health care coverage to equalize the tax
effect for same-sex partners participating in the health care plan.
Among other factors, the Corporate Equality Index also recognizes
Huntington’s equal employment and nondiscrimination policies, as well as
LGBT colleague and community engagement.
“Huntington is committed moving forward to continue an excellent
reputation for LGBT equality as an employer and business dedicated to
inclusion as a core value,” Steinour said.
Huntington Bancshares Incorporated is a $57 billion regional bank
holding company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. The Huntington National
Bank, founded in 1866, provides full-service commercial, small business,
and consumer banking services; mortgage banking services; treasury
management and foreign exchange services; equipment leasing; wealth and
investment management services; trust services; brokerage services;
customized insurance brokerage and service programs; and other financial
products and services. The principal markets for these services are
Huntington’s six-state retail banking franchise: Ohio, Michigan,
Pennsylvania, Indiana, West Virginia, and Kentucky. The primary
distribution channels include a banking network of more than 700
traditional branches and convenience branches located in grocery stores
and retirement centers, and through an array of alternative distribution
channels including internet and mobile banking, telephone banking, and
more than 1,500 ATMs. Through automotive dealership relationships within
its six-state retail banking franchise area and selected other Midwest
and New England states, Huntington also provides commercial banking
services to the automotive dealers and retail automobile financing for
The Huntington National Bank, Member FDIC. The logo mark and
Huntington® are federally registered service
marks of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated.
Huntington Bancshares Inc.
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