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|Raytheon Achieves Seventh Consecutive 100 Percent Score on Corporate Equality Index|
WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has achieved a perfect 100 percent score on the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) 2012 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the seventh consecutive time.
The HRC, the nation's largest gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, uses the CEI as a means to rate large U.S. companies on how they treat their GLBT employees, consumers and investors. Companies with a 100 percent rating are also named to the organization's "Best Places to Work" list.
"Raytheon's success depends in part on our ability to recognize, respect and leverage the individual and cultural differences of our workforce," said Raytheon Chief Diversity Officer Hayward Bell. "We are pleased that Raytheon's continued commitment to cultivating a diverse and inclusive workplace is recognized by the Human Rights Campaign in our seventh consecutive 100 percent CEI rating."
In 2005, Raytheon was the first aerospace and defense company to receive a perfect score on the CEI. The company was also among the first in its industry to adopt a domestic-partner benefits policy in January 2002.
Raytheon Company, with 2010 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 89 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 72,000 people worldwide. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter at @raytheon.
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