Zebra Technologies Recognized in Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. – Jan. 27, 2022 – Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), an innovator at the front line of business with solutions and partners that deliver a performance edge, today announced it has received a score of 95 out of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI).

“We are proud to be recognized for our continuous efforts to bring together diverse people and big ideas in a collaborative environment,” said Jeff Schmitz, Chief Human Resources and Marketing Officer, Zebra Technologies. “Being a part of Zebra means being seen, heard, valued and respected to build a fulfilling career, and our people are united by our commitment to extend what’s possible for our customers and our communities.”

The CEI is the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring how U.S.-based companies promote LGBTQ+ workplace equality through corporate policies and practices. This year’s CEI reflects growth across every measurement category, from the adoption of inclusive non-discrimination policies to equitable healthcare benefits for transgender employees. Zebra is one of 1,271 major U.S. businesses ranked in 2022.

“When we launched Zebra’s LGBTQ+ Inclusion Network, ZEAL, our mission was to promote a safe, inclusive and supportive work environment for Zebra’s LGBTQ+ employees and allies so everyone may be authentic about themselves in the workplace and empowered to reach their full potential,” said Mike Stent, Vice President of Internal Audit and ZEAL Co-Lead, Zebra Technologies. “Our CEI score reflects our progress on this inclusion journey. While we celebrate this milestone, we also acknowledge that there is more work ahead and remain committed to these efforts.”

Zebra was rated on detailed criteria falling under four central pillars: non-discrimination policies across business entities, equitable benefits for LGBTQ+ workers and their families, supporting an inclusive culture and corporate social responsibility. The company has further demonstrated commitment to these pillars by forming relationships with diversity outreach partners and supporting the ZEAL Inclusion Network.

“When the Human Rights Campaign Foundation created the Corporate Equality Index 20 years ago, we dreamed that LGBTQ+ workers—from the factory floor to corporate headquarters, in big cities and small towns—could have access to the policies and benefits needed to thrive and live life authentically,” said Jay Brown, Senior Vice President of Programs, Research and Training, Human Rights Campaign. “We are raising the bar yet again to create more equitable workplaces and a better tomorrow for LGBTQ+ workers everywhere.”

The full CEI is available online at www.hrc.org/cei.



Zebra (NASDAQ: ZBRA) empowers organizations to thrive in the on-demand economy by making every front-line worker and asset at the edge visible, connected and fully optimized. With an ecosystem of more than 10,000 partners across more than 100 countries, Zebra serves customers of all sizes – including 94% of the Fortune 100 – with an award-winning portfolio of hardware, software, services and solutions that digitize and automate workflows. Supply chains are more dynamic, customers and patients are better served, and workers are more engaged when they utilize Zebra innovations that help them sense, analyze and act in real time. In 2021, Zebra expanded its industrial automation portfolio with its Fetch Robotics acquisition and increased its machine vision and AI software capabilities with the acquisitions of Adaptive Vision and antuit.ai. Zebra is #25 on Newsweek’s inaugural list of America’s Most Loved Workplaces and on Forbes’ list of America’s best employers for the fifth year. Learn more at www.zebra.com or sign up for news alerts. Follow Zebra’s Your Edge blog, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook, and check out our Story Hub: Zebra Perspectives.


The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) people. Through its programs, the HRC Foundation seeks to make transformational change in the everyday lives of LGBTQ+ people, shedding light on inequity and deepening the public’s understanding of LGBTQ+ issues, with a clear focus on advancing transgender and racial justice. Its work has transformed the landscape for more than 15 million workers, 11 million students, 1 million clients in the adoption and foster care system and so much more. The HRC Foundation provides direct consultation and technical assistance to institutions and communities, driving the advancement of inclusive policies and practices; it builds the capacity of future leaders and allies through fellowship and training programs; and, with the firm belief that we are stronger working together, it forges partnerships with advocates in the U.S. and around the globe to increase our impact and shape the future of our work.

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