27.01.2022 – 18:32
New York (ots/PRNewswire)
Shutterstock recognized as “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality” with a maximum score of 100
Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a leading global creative platform providing full-service solutions, high-quality content and applications for brands, businesses and media companies, today announced that the Human Rights Commission (HRC) has named Shutterstock a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality” after earning the perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index, the nation’s leading benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ equality in the workplace of 100 has reached.
“We are incredibly proud to receive a perfect score in the 2022 Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index,” said Meeckel Beecher, global head of diversity, equity and inclusion at Shutterstock LGBTQ+ Equality’ is a recognition of our ongoing efforts not only to promote an inclusive workplace, but also to improve the authentic representation of the LGBTQ+ community in visual media.I am immensely grateful for the contributions of our employees, particularly PRISM, our employee Resource group dedicated to promoting greater LGBTQ+ inclusion at Shutterstock, for all they do to make Shutterstock an accepting and welcoming place to work.”
Shutterstock strives to build a workforce, contributor network, and content library that is representative of the diverse global community we serve. The company prides itself on diverse and inclusive imagery, and has recently implemented DE&I policies to ensure posts portray people in a way that respects their identities. Additionally, through the Create Fund – Shutterstock’s initiative to support artists who have been marginalized in the past – the company offers mentorship, monetary grants and other support to fill gaps in content and promote diverse and inclusive images, videos and music that represent the world around us authentically. In 2021, Shutterstock launched five grant programs, including a partnership with It Gets Better Project, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering and authentically representing LGBTQ+ communities. As part of this partnership, four artists were recognized for their work representing the LGBTQ+ community. Other highlights include the company’s ongoing partnership with the Black Professionals in Tech Network, Women Who Code and Women in AI.
“One of our core principles is Seek Diversity, because we know that an inclusive culture creates an environment of accountability, acceptance and belonging for our employees and enables better experiences for our customers,” said Sara Birmingham, Chief Human Resources Officer at Shutterstock We are very pleased with this recognition from the Human Rights Campaign and we continue to strive to honor the individual differences and diverse perspectives of our employees at Shutterstock.”
CEI 2022 results show how 1,271 US-based companies are not only promoting LGBTQ+-friendly workplace policies in the US, but also for the 56% of CEI-assessed companies that operate globally and speak to the cause of LGBTQ+ inclusion promoting jobs abroad. Shutterstock’s efforts to meet all CEI criteria earned the company a 100 percent ranking and recognition as one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality one.
The CEI evaluates companies based on detailed criteria that are divided into four central pillars:
- anti-discrimination policy in all business areas;
- Fair benefits for LGBTQ+ workers and their families;
- supporting an inclusive culture; and,
- Corporate Social Responsibility.
The full report is available online: www.hrc.org/cei.
Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK) is a leading global creative platform providing full-service solutions, quality content and applications for brands, enterprises and media companies. Directly and through its affiliates comprises Shutterstock’s comprehensive collection high quality licensed photos, vectors, illustrations, 3D models, Videos and music. Working with its growing community of over 1.9 million contributors, Shutterstock adds hundreds of thousands of images each week and currently has over 390 million images and over 23 million video clips available.
Shutterstock is headquartered in New York City, has offices around the world, and serves customers in more than 150 countries. The company also owns PicMonkey, a leading online platform for graphic design and image editing; offset, one high-End-Bildsammlung Shutterstock Studios, an end-to-end creative shop; PremiumBeat, a curated royalty free music library; Shutterstock Editorial, a top source for editorial images and Videos for the media of the world; TurboSquid, a leading Marketplace for 3D content; Amper Music, one AI-driven music platform and Bigstock, a value-based equity media offering.
About the Human Rights Campaign Foundation
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the education arm of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), America’s largest civil rights organization advocating for equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people. With its programs, the HRC Foundation seeks to transform the daily lives of LGBTQ+ people, expose injustice and deepen public understanding of LGBTQ+ issues, with a clear focus on promoting transgender and racial justice. Her work has changed the landscape for more than 15 million workers, 11 million students, 1 million clients in the adoption and foster care system, and more. The HRC Foundation provides direct advice and technical support to institutions and communities, driving the development of inclusive policies and practices. Through scholarship and training programs, she builds the capacity of future leaders and allies, and believing that we are stronger together, she forges partnerships with advocates across the United States and around the world to increase our impact and the future of ours to create work.
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