Google has been awarded the Workplace Excellence Award at the 14th annual Out & Equal Workplace Summit held in Baltimore, Maryland.

The 4-day event, which ended Thursday, was sponsored by more than 118 companies and organizations, and attracted more than 1,400 attendees from around the world.

The award recognizes an “employer that has an ongoing commitment to workplace equality, demonstrated by unquestioned leadership, dedication and innovation on behalf of LGBT employees everywhere,” the group said in a release.

“Google is a leader in establishing innovative policies that protect and affirm LGBT people in the workplace. From providing transgender sensitivity training to employees, to establishing some of the very best benefits for transgender people in the world, Google has rightly earned its 100% Corporate Equality Index rating. Recently, Google worked in conjunction with the It Gets Better Project to create a national advertising campaign, profiling how the It Gets Better project has helped thousands share their own stories on YouTube, forever impacting the lives of at-risk LGBT youth. Externally, the company has been a leader in empowering non-profit organizations to drive change in the broader community and has publicly supported expanding LGBT rights at the federal level, including filing amicus briefs to overturn the federal Defense of Marriage Act.”

Two individuals were recognized for their workplace contributions: Lance Fredman of Lockheed Martin and Harry van Dorenmalen of IBM Europe.

OutServe, the U.S. military group which represents LGBT troops, won the Employee Group of the Year Award.

(Related: Allyson Robinson, transgender woman, to head military group.)