First American Earns Perfect Score on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2019 Corporate Equality Index

Company earns 100 percent on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 17th annual scorecard on LGBTQ Workplace Equality


April 16, 2019, 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 perfect score of 100 on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation’s premier benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. First American joins the ranks of over 560 major U.S. businesses that also earned perfect scores this year.

“Every day through their actions and treatment of others, our people demonstrate their ongoing commitment to maintaining an inclusive workplace,” said Dennis Gilmore, CEO, First American Financial Corporation. “Our positive, collaborative culture is one of the company’s strengths, as it fosters engaged employees and engaged employees serve our customers well. We strongly believe that combination, along with the efficient operation of our business, ultimately benefits shareholders as well.”

The 2019 CEI evaluated 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. First American satisfied all of the CEI’s criteria, earning a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality. For more information on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.

Earlier this year, First American was named one of the 2019 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®, according to Fortune and global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work®. Fortune® and Great Place to Work® also recognized First American in 2019 as one of the Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance for the third year in a row and named First American as one of the 2019 Best Workplaces in Texas for the second year in a row.

In 2018, Fortune® magazine and Great Place to Work recognized First American for the third consecutive year as one of the Best Workplaces for Women and one of the Best Workplaces for Diversity. First American has earned recognition as a “best place to work” 55 times in publications across the United States since 2012.

Internationally, the company’s Canadian subsidiary, FCT, has been named by Great Place to Work® to the “Best Workplaces™ in Canada – 1000+ Employees” list for four consecutive years (2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018), and a 2018 Best Workplace in Canada for Millennials, as well as one of the Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance.


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; banking, trust and wealth management services; and other related products and services. With total revenue of $5.7 billion in 2018, the company offers its products and services directly and through its agents throughout the United States and abroad. In 2019, First American was named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list for the fourth consecutive year. More information about the company can be found at www.firstam.com. 

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