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Moody's Again Receives Top Corporate Equality Index (CEI) Score

NEW YORK, Nov 09, 2017 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) announced today that it has received a top score on the Corporate Equality Index (CEI) ranking for the sixth consecutive year for its commitment to equality in the workplace. The CEI is a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

"We are pleased to have once again been recognized by CEI, and we remain committed to advancing workplace equality and promoting a culture of inclusion for all Moody's employees," said Melanie Hughes, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Moody's.

The top ranking recognizes Moody's efforts in satisfying all of the CEI's criteria and designates Moody's as a "Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality". The 2018 CEI evaluates LGBTQ-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBTQ community.

Among Moody's programs to promote workplace equality are its Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Allies Employee Resource Group (ERG), which is active in a number of Moody's offices worldwide. In addition, Moody's Diversity and Inclusion team provides training and resources to the company's workforce, including the "Conversations to Understand: Transgender Inclusion" program. Moody's was also recognized for extending domestic partner medical benefits for employees in the Asia-Pacific region, signing the "CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion Pledge", sponsoring the "Lesbians Who Tech + Allies" summit in New York and programs to commemorate International Coming Out Day.

For more information on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a copy of the report, visit


Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The corporation, which reported revenue of $3.6 billion in 2016, employs approximately 11,700 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 41 countries. Further information is available at

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