Zebra Earns Highest Score on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index

Company’s ranking underscores its deep commitment to advancing LGBTQ+ workplace equality

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. – Dec. 11, 2023 – Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), a leading digital solution provider enabling businesses to intelligently connect data, assets, and people, today announced it has received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). By meeting all the CEI’s criteria, Zebra also earned the Equality 100 Award: Leader in LGBTQ+ Workplace Inclusion.

“We are proud to see our commitment and progress to cultivate equality and inclusion in our workplace reflected in our perfect score from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation,” said Jeff Schmitz, Chief People Officer, Zebra Technologies. “We remain dedicated to building a strong culture in which all our employees, partners, and customers feel seen, heard, valued and respected.”

Launched in 2019, the Zebra Equality Alliance (ZEAL), the company’s award-winning LGBTQ+ and allies employee resource group has been instrumental in enabling LGBTQ+ inclusion at the company by cultivating its pillars of awareness, talent enablement, and advocacy.

“This recognition from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation shows Zebra’s progress in creating a safe, inclusive, accepting and supporting culture where the LGBTQ+ community is treated equitably, empowered to live authentically, and enabled to reach their full potential,” said Mike Stent, Zebra Technologies Vice President, Internal Audit and ZEAL co-leader who openly identifies as a member of the LGBTQ+ community.

Zebra was rated on criteria 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.

“For over two decades, businesses have played an important role in furthering LGBTQ+ equality by centering employee needs and voices when it comes to workplace inclusion,” said RaShawn “Shawnie” Hawkins, Human Rights Campaign Senior Director of Workplace Equality. “While there is work to be done, growth in CEI participation illustrates a business community that recognizes the responsibility and value in upholding equity and inclusion.”

View the full CEI report here.


  • Zebra received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index.
  • Zebra satisfied all the CEI’s criteria and received the Equality 100 Award: Leader in LGBTQ+ Workplace Inclusion.
  • The Zebra Equality Alliance (ZEAL), Zebra’s award-winning LGBTQ+ employee resource group is key to enabling LGBTQ+ inclusion by promoting awareness, talent enablement and advocacy.



Zebra (NASDAQ: ZBRA) helps organizations monitor, anticipate, and accelerate workflows by empowering their frontline and ensuring that everyone and everything is visible, connected and fully optimized. Our award-winning portfolio spans software to innovations in robotics, machine vision, automation and digital decisioning, all backed by a +50-year legacy in scanning, track-and-trace and mobile computing solutions. With an ecosystem of 10,000 partners across more than 100 countries, Zebra’s customers include over 80% of the Fortune 500. Newsweek recently recognized Zebra as one of America’s Most Loved Workplaces and Greatest Workplaces for Diversity, and we are on Fast Company’s list of the Best Workplaces for Innovators. Learn more at www.zebra.com or sign up for news alerts. Follow Zebra’s Your Edge blog, LinkedInTwitter 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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