Is Corning really LGBTQ friendly?

Corning Inc. is a publicly traded company and as such, it discloses its position on LGBTQ rights to shareholders. The company does not have an explicit policy on LGBTQ rights, but it does have a code of conduct that prohibits discrimination based on "race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status or any other legally protected status." Corning also offers its employees domestic partner benefits. The company has not made any public statements about its participation or donations to public events or organizations related to LGBTQ rights, but it has donated to politicians who support or don't support LGBTQ rights legislation.


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Does Corning have inclusive workforce protections?

Corning has inclusive workforce protections, with policies that include both sexual orientation and gender identity & expression for all operations

Policy includes sexual orientation for all operations


Policy includes gender identity or expression for all operations


Does Corning have an LGBTQ inclusive culture?

Corning has shown sustained commitment to diversity through several initiatives like training for new hires and employees, executives performance tied to diversity goals, and policies that support an inclusive culture around gender identity and self expression.
Corning has employee groups and/or diversity councils within the company to support LGBTQ employees, and has several programs around hiring, supplier selection, marketing, and philanthropy to support LBBTQ individuals, causes, and organizations.

LGBTQ Corporate Social Responsibility


Employee group –or– Diversity council


Three LGBTQ Internal Training and Education Best Practices


Three Distinct Efforts of Outreach or Engagement to Broader LGBTQ Community


Does Corning offer LGBTQ friendly benefits to its employees?

Corning does provide some inclusive benefits as part of their offering for US Employees, in terms of health Insurance equality for spouses or domestic partners for different-sex and same-sex couples, or equal health coverage for transgender individuals.

Equivalency in same- and different-sex spousal medical and soft benefits


Equal health coverage for transgender individuals without exclusion for medically necessary care


Equivalency in same- and different-sex domestic partner medical and soft benefits


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