Because Electronic Arts values equality and meritocracy, we are committed to an employment environment that is free from all aspects of illegal discrimination. As an equal opportunity employer, we always employ, retain, promote, terminate, and otherwise treat all employees and consider qualified job applicants for employment based on merit, qualifications, competence, and talent. We apply this policy without regard to any individual's sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, medical condition or disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.
As an example of our commitment to equality, EA was recently very proud to receive the accolade of having a perfect rating based on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workplace policies and benefits according to a major study released by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the USA's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization.
On hearing of the award, our EVP Human Resources & Facilities, Gabrielle Toledano stated: "I speak on behalf of everyone at EA when I say we are all absolutely honored to earn the top rating of 100% in the Corporate Equality Index 2009. This national recognition reflects our genuine commitment to fairness, inclusion and equality, within a framework of meritocracy. EA shares the ideals and applauds the work of the Human Rights Campaign and we will continue to promote and support initiatives for our gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees. EA holds diversity as a core value. We will continue to work at EA to further enrich our employee population with people with diverse backgrounds and unique perspectives. The diversity of our workforce is what enables us to deliver innovative and industry leading interactive entertainment."
The Corporate Equality Index 2010 report is available at http://www.hrc.org/cei.