Nissan: Nissan earns ideal measure in Human Rights Campaign Foundation Corporate Equality Index for fourth uninterrupted year

Posted on 05. Dec, 2016 by in Nissan Canada

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan North America warranted a ideal measure of 100 on a Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation Corporate Equality Index for a fourth year in a quarrel for a LGBTQ-inclusive policies and a joining to a LGBTQ community. The ranking earns Nissan nomination as a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.”

Annually, a HRC Foundation administers a inhabitant benchmarking consult assessing companies on a set of extensive criteria. Among them is either a house maintains equal practice event policies that embody passionate course and gender identity. Demonstration of organizational LGBTQ competency by training opposite levels within a classification is another pattern on that companies are assessed. A final pattern is an organization’s open joining to LGBTQ-specific efforts including retailer farrago and marketing.

“We’re committed to farrago within a workplace, and Nissan has reason to be unapproachable of a thorough policies and open practices with a ideal measure on a HRC Foundation Corporate Equality Index,” says Rebecca Vest, clamp president, Corporate Development and Social Responsibility, Nissan North America, Inc. “The Human Rights Campaign is doing critical work to support a LGBTQ colleagues, friends and family members in their efforts to live and work in safe, thorough environments where they can thrive. Nissan stays committed to fostering a enlightenment of inclusion for all LGBTQ individuals.”

Nissan updated several of a corporate policies, including a free grant policy, this year to embody ‘gender expression/identity’ as partial of a stable characteristics (“…age, disability, race, ethnicity, inhabitant origin, color, religion, gender, passionate orientation, gender expression/identity, marital or maestro standing or additional characteristics stable by germane state, provincial or sovereign law.”)

Nissan has a many different consumer bottom of any automotive manufacturer and is an fervent believer of a LGBTQ community. Since 2013, Nissan’s worker affinity group, famous as a Gay Straight Alliance during Nissan (GSAN), has been an inner apparatus for all LGBTQ employees and a matter for continued support of and overdo to a LGBTQ village both within and outward a company. GSAN’s efforts have resulted in Nissan joining with a incomparable LGBTQ village during a operation of Pride festivals opposite a nation and impasse with Nashville’s LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce. This year, Nissan furthered a joining to a LGBTQ village by partnering with Out Equal Workplace Advocates and several GSAN members participated during a Out Equal Workplace Summit.

On a selling front, Nissan once again sponsored a Gay Softball World Series in Austin in August, an tusk of a partnership with a North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance (NAGAAA). Nissan’s 2016 impasse with internal NAGAAA softball leagues has enclosed sponsorship of some-more Pride events in cities opposite a country, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Orlando and New York. Nissan is also a unite of a National Gay and Lesbian Journalists Association’s annual gathering and other informal LGBTQ events and groups.

Detailed information on a HRC Foundation’s 2017 Corporate Equality Index can be found on a HRC website during

About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan’s operations embody automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, placement and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving a sourroundings underneath a Nissan Green Program and has been famous annually by a U.S Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of a Year given 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and a finish line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online during and, or revisit a U.S. media sites and

About Nissan Motor Company, Ltd.
Nissan is a tellurian full-line car manufacturer that sells some-more than 60 models underneath a Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. In mercantile year 2015, a association sole some-more than 5.4 million vehicles globally, generating income of 12.2 trillion yen. Nissan engineers, manufactures and markets a world’s best-selling all-electric car in history, a Nissan LEAF. Nissan’s tellurian domicile in Yokohama, Japan manages operations in 6 regions: ASEAN Oceania; Africa, Middle East India; China; Europe; Latin America and North America. Nissan has been partnered with French manufacturer Renault given 1999 and Mitsubishi Motors given 2016 underneath a Renault-Nissan Alliance.

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Darla Turner
Nissan North America
(615) 725-5432

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