Toast Earns Recognition from Human Rights Campaign for Diversity and Equality

Jan 27, 2022

Toast is honored and humbled to be recognized today with a score of 95 out of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index, the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQIA+ workplace equality. Toast joins the ranks of 1,271 major U.S. businesses that were also ranked in the 2022 CEI.

The results of the 2022 CEI showcase how U.S.-based companies are not only promoting LGBTQIA+ friendly workplace policies in the U.S., but also for the 56% of CEI-rated companies with global operations who are helping advance the cause of LGBTQIA+ inclusion in workplaces abroad. In 2002, the first year of the CEI, only 13 companies achieved a top-score, demonstrating the incredible impact the CEI has had on the business world over the past 20 years. 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.

The CEI rates employers providing these crucial protections to over 20 million U.S. workers and an additional 18 million outside of the U.S. The CEI rates companies on detailed criteria falling under four central pillars:

  • Non-discrimination policies across business entities; 

  • Equitable benefits for LGBTQIA+ workers and their families; 

  • Supporting an inclusive culture; and,

  • Corporate social responsibility. 

At Toast, we strive to make everyone, from our employees, to our customers and partners, feel welcomed and included, because their success is our success. We respect and value all Toasters, including our LGBTQIA+ employees. To cultivate an inclusive environment, we support our employee resource groups, known as Toast Communities, such as Multigrain for our LGBTQIA+ Toasters and their allies, and offer regular learning opportunities for employees, like inclusive interview training and sessions with external speakers. We are proud to have participated in the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index and are invested in continuing to learn how we can better support and provide opportunities for our Toasters. To learn more about our culture visit

About Toast

Toast [NYSE: TOST] is a cloud-based, all-in-one digital technology platform purpose-built for the entire restaurant community. Toast provides a comprehensive platform of software as a service (SaaS) products and financial technology solutions that give restaurants everything they need to run their business across point of sale, payments, operations, digital ordering and delivery, marketing and loyalty, and team management. We serve as the restaurant operating system, connecting front of house and back of house operations across service models including dine-in, takeout, delivery, catering, and retail. Toast helps restaurants streamline operations, increase revenue, and deliver amazing guest experiences. For more information, visit