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Dunkin’, Baskin-Robbins Named Among Top Massachusetts-Based Companies for LGBTQ+ Equality in 2021

In recognition of Dunkin’ and Baskin-Robbins’ ongoing efforts to champion LGBTQ+ equality, the brands’ corporate workplace in Canton, Massachusetts, has been named among the top Massachusetts-based companies for LGBTQ+ inclusion in 2021.

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation recently announced Dunkin’ and Baskin-Robbins’ corporate workplace earned a perfect 100% score on the Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for a third consecutive year.

“I am so proud we have received the top rating of 100% from the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index and named a best place to work for LGBTQ+ equality for the third year in a row.


This recognition demonstrates our strong commitment to raising the bar on diversity and inclusion for our LGBTQ+ community and our corporate team members.”Stephanie Lilak, SVP and Chief Human Resources Officer of Dunkin’ and Baskin-Robbins

As the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality, the CEI rates companies on the following pillars:

  • Non-discrimination policies across business entities
  • Equitable benefits for LGBTQ+ workers and their families
  • Supporting an inclusive culture
  • Corporate social responsibility

Along with the brands’ LGBTQ+-inclusive policies and practices, several initiatives were key factors in obtaining a perfect score.

In honor of Pride Month, Dunkin’ donated a portion of proceeds for every gift card purchased in June on to the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation to provide hunger relief grants to LGBTQ+ youth organizations. The Foundation awarded six $5,000 grants to LGBTQ+ youth organizations and shelters to help support feeding programs.

Corporate team members and the brands’ LGBTQ+ and Allies employee resource group, INspire, continued to fuel an inclusive and welcoming corporate culture despite programming challenges due to COVID-19. INspire utilized virtual tools to drive team member engagement through programs and events.

“I know we’re a best place to work, but our perfect CEI score is a tangible and quantifiable designation that we can shout from the rooftops and let the world know how great and inclusive our brands are,” said Matthew Tenore, Dunkin’ Field Learning Manager and INspire ERG co-chair. “It also means I can feel safe and I can bring my full self to work every day.”

It’s that sense of belonging fueled by a welcoming environment that fosters an inclusive culture where people are valued, work is meaningful and differences are embraced. That’s the workplace Inspire Brands strives for every day.*

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* Due to limited public information about private employers, it was not possible for HRC to proactively rank Inspire. As a result Inspire and its other brands were not included.