At Boeing, we’re committed to ensuring an inclusive environment for employees of all backgrounds and identities, and we are a proud supporter of the LGBTQ+ community, both inside the workplace and outside our walls.
To help advance inclusion at Boeing, early in 2021, we expanded options for teammates to voluntarily self-identify their gender identity and sexual orientation in our human resources information system. There is no default identity at Boeing, as we hope that U.S.-based employees will continue to confidentially self-ID. This will help us to better understand and support our diverse workforce. As of June 1, we also expanded our benefits eligibility to domestic partners of U.S. employees.
To help create a safe space for Boeing employees to grow and thrive exactly as they are, we also offer benefits to facilitate gender transitions for employees or their dependents as they transition from their assigned birth gender to the gender with which they identify. In partnership with Human Resources and the Global Equity, Diversity & Inclusion team, our teammates create a Gender Transition Plan, which outlines the timeline and milestones for the employee’s transition. We also provide Gender Transition Guidelines to managers, Human Resources and transitioning employees so our teams have consistent guidance throughout the transition.
In addition, we’re committed to driving out discrimination and confronting bias so that every teammate feels valued, respected and inspired to reach their full potential at Boeing. We recently launched an internal program, Seek, Speak & Listen, to empower employees to seek out diverse perspectives, speak up about bias or other issues, and listen to understand one another. Together, we will continue to advance equity, diversity and inclusion within Boeing and beyond.