Leading global law Firm, Baker McKenzie, received the highest rating in the fourth “HRC Equidad MX” survey conducted by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation in Mexico, positioning itself among the 212 companies that stand out for their policies and practices related to the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, for the third consecutive year.
The “HRC Equidad MX 2021” report evaluates policies and practices related to the inclusion of LGBT+ people in the workplace; the existence of internal diversity and inclusion councils and employee groups; as well as the organization's public commitment to society and LGBT+ issues. This year, 212 companies are participating, 83 of which are Mexican. The program seeks to continue expanding this network of inclusive employers throughout the country.
Baker McKenzie’s efforts to meet all of these criteria have resulted in a 100% score, positioning the Firm as one of the "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality" and placing it among the 200+ leading employers in LGBT+ inclusion in Mexico, according to the fourth edition of the index.
In this regard, Miriam Villafaña, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility of the Firm for Mexico, said, "We are very proud to receive this recognition from HRC because it confirms our focus on building an innovative and inclusive culture that celebrates the diversity of its talent."
This recognition represents a key achievement for the Firm’s diversity and inclusion initiatives, which are part of its Corporate Social Responsibility strategy. Throughout the last few years, the Firm has participated in a number of activities to support a more inclusive culture towards the LGBT+ community
Since 2018, the Firm is member of Pride Connection, a network that gathers over a hundred companies and organizations to share best practices on LGBT+ inclusion. Over the last few years they also launched a business resource group - Baker Pride + Allies-, participated in the Pride March in Mexico City, each year commemorates observation dates such as Spirit Day, IDAHOBIT and Pride Month and engage in pro bono projects that specifically seek to contribute to further advance LGBT+ community inclusion among other activities.