First American Earns 90 Out of 100 on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2017 Corporate Equality Index

Company participates in the annual scorecard on LGBTQ workplace equality for the first time


December 5, 2016, Santa Ana, Calif.

First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF), a leading global provider of title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions, announced today that the company earned a score of 90 out of 100 on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices relating to LGBTQ workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC). First American participated in the CEI survey for the first time and the company’s score reflects a commitment to LGBTQ workplace equality, with respect to tangible policies, benefits, and practices.  

“Participation in the Corporate Equality Index was a natural extension of our determination to maintain an inclusive workplace culture based on integrity, commitment and teamwork,” said Dennis Gilmore, CEO, First American Financial Corporation. “That takes a consistent focus on improvement and the support of our people. The end result is positive for our employees, our customers and our company’s performance.”

The 2017 CEI rated a total of 1,043 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBTQ-related policies and practices, including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBTQ community.

“Through 15 editions of the annual Corporate Equality Index, major private sector employers have demonstrated over and over that inclusion is not just the right thing to do, it makes for a stronger, more successful business,” said Deena Fidas, director of HRC’s Workplace Equality Program. “From centuries-old companies to those that have existed for just a few years, major employers have adopted LGBT-inclusive policies and benefits at rates that continue to outpace lawmakers and lead the way forward.”

For more information on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.

Earlier in 2016, Fortune® magazine also recognized First American as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For® in America, one the 2016 Best Workplaces for Women, one of the 2016 Best Workplaces for Diversity, and in 2015 First American was named by Fortune as one of the 10 Best Workplaces in Insurance. Since 2012, First American has earned recognition as a “best place to work” 38 times in publications across the United States. Internationally, the company’s Canadian subsidiary, FCT, was named by Great Place to Work® as one of that country’s Top 50 Best Workplaces in 2015 and 2016, and a 2016 Best Workplace in Canada for Women.


About First American

First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF) is a leading provider of title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions that traces its heritage back to 1889. First American also provides title plant management services; title and other real property records and images; valuation products and services; home warranty products; property and casualty insurance; and banking, trust and investment advisory services. With revenues of $5.2 billion in 2015, the company offers its products and services directly and through its agents throughout the United States and abroad. In 2016, First American was recognized by Fortune® magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For® in America. More information about the company can be found at www.firstam.com.

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