CHICAGO - Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC) was awarded the International Business Leadership Award Saturday at Equality Forum's 2013 International Equality Dinner, part of an annual lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights summit held May 2-5 in Philadelphia. The dinner was held at the National Museum of American Jewish History.
The award recognizes companies that have a longstanding commitment to LGBT inclusion and equality in the workplace. It is presented annually by Equality Forum, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing national and international LGBT civil rights through education. Denis P. O'Brien, senior executive vice president of Exelon and CEO of Exelon Utilities, accepted the award on the company's behalf.
"We are honored that Equality Forum has recognized Exelon for its advancements in diversity and inclusion," O'Brien said. "We strive to live these attributes inside and out, and it has made us a better company by ensuring that we have a workplace that attracts, develops and retains talent of all backgrounds and encourages individuals to thrive and grow."
"Equality forum is delighted to be honoring Exelon for their outstanding record of supporting diversity in the workplace," said Malcolm Lazin, executive director and founder of Equality Forum.
Equality Forum coordinates LGBT History Month, produces documentary films, undertakes high impact initiatives and presents the largest annual international LGBT civil rights summit.
Exelon's record of workplace equality also has been recognized this year by the Human Rights Campaign, which for the third consecutive year gave Exelon a perfect rating and named it a "Best Place to Work" on its Corporate Equality Index. The index recognizes large U.S. employers for inclusive policies and practices pertaining to LGBT employees.