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ZS receives a perfect score on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index for 4th consecutive year

By Kailah Peters

Jan. 26, 2022 | Article | 2-minute read

ZS receives a perfect score on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index for 4th consecutive year

ZS has earned a fourth consecutive perfect score of 100 percent on the 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) and designation as a “Best Place to Work For LGBTQ+ Equality” from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). The HRC Foundation’s CEI is the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring company policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality.


To achieve a perfect score, companies must have fully inclusive equal employment opportunity policies, provide equal employment benefits, demonstrate their commitment to equality publicly and exercise responsible citizenship.


“ZS holds an expansive view of diversity, equity and inclusion that celebrates all aspects of ZSers’ identity—both seen and unseen. Fostering a welcoming culture is a natural part of who we are,” says Managing Director Pratap Khedkar. “We are thrilled to receive a 100 percent score from the HRC on our enduring commitment to treat people right, get it right and do the right thing.”

ZS’s passion for creating a safe and diverse environment that enables every person to thrive is grounded in a culture of trust, collaboration and inclusion. Through groups like Pride@ZS, ZSers actively acknowledge and uphold equality for all by promoting awareness and belonging at work and beyond through education, social events and community outreach.


“It’s an honor to receive ongoing recognition as a leader in fostering a positive space for everyone in the LGBTQ community,” says Natalie Hanson, ZS principal and Pride@ZS leader. “We’re especially grateful for the efforts of ZSers and the I&D council that helped us earn this meaningful achievement.”


ZS continues to demonstrate commitment to inclusion and diversity, remaining a welcoming place for people of different identities, backgrounds and experiences. Learn more about opportunities to join ZS’s vibrant, diverse and inclusive culture.

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