The rideshare service Lyft is receiving an equality award
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is bestowing its Corporate Equality Award to the rideshare service Lyft this yr. The company will obtain the award on the 2017 San Francisco Bay Area Gala and Auction on Saturday, 14 October.
Lyft is a nationwide rideshare service with headquarters in San Francisco. CEO Logan Green and president John Zimmer based the company in 2012.
Zimmer will settle for the award on the gala.
‘Lyft has been a strong ally to the LGBTQ community, both with its inclusive internal policies for employees and its public positions supporting pro-equality legislation and policies across the country,’ stated Deena Fidas, director of the Workplace Equality Program at HRC.
They additionally paired with HRC for his or her Round Up marketing campaign. User who take part within the marketing campaign spherical up their fare when utilizing Lyft. Users donate the distinction to an inventory of charities, together with HRC, Girls Who Code, World Wildlife Fund, and extra.
According to HRC, up to now 75,000 Lyft riders have donated to the group.
Furthermore, Lyft joined a quick supporting the transgender scholar Gavin Grimm in his discrimination lawsuit.
Lyft’s Head of Inclusion and Diversity Tariq Meyers stated: ‘Lyft is honored to receive this award and to be part of the incredible work being done by HRC. While every Lyft ride is a place to be yourself, we know that’s not the case for everybody, in all places. That’s why we’re so dedicated to persevering with to help HRC’s efforts on behalf of the LGBTQ group.’
PepsiCo acquired the identical award on the New York gala earlier this yr.