The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest LGBT rights advocate, on Thursday announced that it would honor PepsiCo at its upcoming HRC Greater New York Gala.

PepsiCo will receive the group's Corporate Equality Award at the Saturday, February 11 event. The award recognizes PepsiCo's exceptional commitment to equality for the LGBT community.

“PepsiCo is a longtime leader in LGBTQ workplace equality,” said Deena Fidas, director of the HRC Workplace Equality Program. “Through inclusive corporate policies and practices that embrace the strength of diversity, PepsiCo continues to demonstrate a steadfast commitment to supporting its LGBTQ employees. We are thrilled to recognize PepsiCo’s outstanding leadership with the HRC Corporate Equality Award.”

PepsiCo has earned a perfect score for several years on HRC's Corporate Equality Index, which measures a company's support of its LGBT employees.

“Our persistent effort is to foster an environment where people can not only come to work and have a rewarding professional life, but also see their personal values reflected in the workplace they’ve chosen,” said Tony West, an executive vice president at PepsiCo. “Supporting our LGBTQ associates is an important part of our overall commitment to diversity and inclusion.”