Operational Excellence
December 6, 2023

For seventh consecutive year, Xcel Energy earns top score in Corporate Equality Index

Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s index assesses LGBTQ+ workplace equality

Xcel Energy, a national leader in the clean energy transition, proudly announced that it received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index, the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality. Xcel Energy joins the ranks of 545 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year. This marks the seventh consecutive year that Xcel Energy has received this honor. 
“As a company, we are committed to creating an inclusive work culture where all employees feel welcome, respected and supported,” said Patricia Correa, senior vice president, Human Resources and Employee Services, and chief human resources officer. “We’re so honored to be recognized again for our leadership in this important area.” 
Xcel Energy achieved a 100% equality rating on CEI’s index based on several factors, including workforce protections, inclusive benefits, support of an inclusive culture, corporate social responsibility related to supporting the LGBTQ+ community and responsible citizenship. 
The results of the 2023-2024 CEI showcase how U.S.-based companies are promoting LGBTQ+ friendly workplace policies in the U.S. and abroad. The first year of the CEI included 319 participants, and the 2023-2024 CEI now includes 1,384 participants; further demonstrating the tremendous trajectory of the CEI, a record-breaking 1,340 businesses have non-discrimination protections specific to gender identity, up from just 17 in 2002.  
Xcel Energy’s efforts in satisfying all the CEI’s criteria earned a score of 100 and the designation as recipient of the Equality 100 Award: Leader in LGBTQ+ Workplace Inclusion. The full report is available online at www.hrc.org/cei