The organization was one of the 212 companies in getting this certification.
Ternium Mexico was recognized as one of the best workplaces for LGBT people by receiving the HRC Equidad MX 2021 certification from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, becoming the first steel company with this acknowledgment.
HRC is an organization located in the US with several global partnerships designed to promote the inclusion of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) people in the workplace.
This certification aims to a continuous commitment towards equality and to establish policies in favor of gender equality and identity, sexual orientation and inclusion in the private sector through an annual measurement that evaluates their policies and practices.
"In Ternium, we're proud of being the first steel company in becoming part of this initiative", stated Máximo Vedoya, CEO of Ternium, on his Twitter account.
This certification aims to commit to equality and establish policies in favor of gender equality and identity, sexual orientation, and inclusion in the private sector.
HRC evaluated the following elements in the company:
- To have a non-discrimination policy and to be equitable with regards to job opportunities, where the terms of sexual orientation and gender equality are included.
- The existence of diversity and inclusion committees, which meet on a regular, formal, and structured basis to address the situations and needs of LGBT people and other particular populations.
- To be publicly committed to carrying out actions with a positive impact on society related to LGBT matters and addressed to the company's employees and those who are external parties.
Ternium presented some initiatives to participate in the certification, such as the Diversity and Inclusion policy, e-learning, workshops and training on this matter, the processes of equality in employment opportunities, the Compliance Line, Lean In Circles, and the Maternity Mentoring Program.
Moreover, we implemented the participation of leaders in forums and discussions addressing the matter, the conditioning of infrastructure to meet the needs of people with disabilities and pregnant or lactating women, as well as examples of communication and diffusion on the company's public commitment to respect human rights.
The Organizational Development Global Manager, Ricardo Azpeitia, said that: "The importance of this distinction for Ternium is to make visible our commitment to inclusion in the company in terms of equality, sexual orientation, and gender identity".
On December 3rd, HRC recognized the 212 companies that obtained this certification at an online event.