National CineMedia earns 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s annual scorecard assessing LGBTQ workplace equality

National CineMedia (NCM) is proud to announce that we’ve received a score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s  2020 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation’s premier  benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality. NCM joins the ranks of more than 680 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year.

“We’re thrilled to have earned a perfect Corporate Equality Index score for the first time this year,” said National CineMedia’s Senior Vice President of Local & Digital Sales, Stacie Tursi. “NCM is dedicated to equality and inclusion, and we constantly strive to make this a great place to work for everyone on our team. We will continue to champion LGBTQ-inclusive workplace policies and practices that benefit not only our employees, but our clients and our industry as well.”

“The impact of the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index over its 18-year history is profound. In this time, the corporate community has worked with us to adopt LGBTQ-inclusive policies, practices and benefits, establishing the Corporate Equality Index as a primary driving force for LGBTQ workplace inclusion in America and across the globe,” said HRC President Alphonso David. “These companies know that protecting their LGBTQ employees and customers from discrimination is not just the right thing to do — it is also the best business decision. In addition, many of these leaders are also advocating for the LGBTQ community and equality under the law in the public square. From supporting LGBTQ civil rights protections in the U.S. through HRC’s Business Coalition for the Equality Act, to featuring transgender and non-binary people in an ad in Argentina, to advocating for marriage equality in Taiwan — businesses understand their LGBTQ employees and customers deserve to be seen, valued and respected not only at work, but in every aspect of daily life.”

The results of this year’s CEI showcase how 1059 U.S.-based companies are not only promoting LGBTQ-friendly workplace policies in the U.S., but helping advance the cause of LGBTQ inclusion in workplaces abroad. NCM’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria earned a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.

The CEI rates companies and top law firms on detailed criteria falling under five broad categories:

  • Non-discrimination policies
  • Employment benefits
  • Demonstrated organizational competency and accountability around LGBTQ diversity and inclusion
  • Public commitment to LGBTQ equality
  • Responsible citizenship

NCM joins a growing contingent of companies in advertising, marketing, entertainment and electronic media who are dedicated to equality – other companies to receive a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2020 Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s annual scorecard include:


  • Digitas
  • Epsilon Data Management
  • Fleishman-Hillard Inc.
  • Interpublic Group of Companies Inc.
  • Leo Burnett Company Inc.
  • MSLGROUP Americas
  • National CineMedia (NCM)
  • Nielsen
  • Ogilvy Group Inc.
  • Omnicom Group
  • Publicis Healthcare Communications
  • Publicis Inc.
  • Publicis Media
  • Publicis Sapient
  • Quantcast Corp.
  • Re:Sources USA Inc.
  • Saatchi & Saatchi North America Inc.
  • WE Communications


  • Activision Blizzard
  • AMC Entertainment Inc.
  • Anschutz Entertainment Group, Inc.
  • Buzzfeed
  • CBS Corp.
  • Comcast NBCUniversal
  • Electronic Arts Inc.
  • Fox Corporation
  • Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.
  • Live Nation Entertainment Inc.
  • Netflix Inc.
  • SIRIUS XM + Pandora
  • Sony Corporation of America
  • Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.
  • TEGNA Inc.
  • Univision Communications Inc.
  • Viacom Inc.
  • Vox Media Inc.
  • The Walt Disney Co.
  • Warner Media
  • Warner Music Group

The full report is available online at www.hrc.org/cei.


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