[PDF] Corporate Equality Index 2004 [USA]

Author: Human Rights Campaign, Published on: 1 September 2004

Human Rights Campaign (HRC) released its third annual Corporate Equality Index, a report card listing the "best and worst" firms for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender employees...The number of firms with perfect scores doubled since the 2003 ranking largely because more firms are including sexual orientation on their anti-discrimination policies. Firms with perfect scores include Citigroup, Ford, Hewlett-Packard [HP], Kraft [part of Altria], and Xerox. Firms with the lowest scores include ALLTEL and ExxonMobil. [Other companies with perfect scores: Aetna, Agilent Technologies, American Airlines, Apple, AT&T, Avaya, Bausch & Lomb, Best Buy, Borders, Capital One, Cargill, Charles Schwab, ChoicePoint, Chubb, Cisco Systems, Adolph Coors, Dell, Deutsche Bank, Eastman Kodak, Faegre & Benson, Goldman Sachs, IBM, Intel, JP Morgan Chase, Keyspan, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Lehman Brothers, Levi Strauss, Lucent Technologies, Metlife, Miller Brewing (part of SABMiller), Mitchell Gold, Morrison & Foerster, Motorola, Nationwide, NCR, New York Times, Nike, Owens Corning, PepsiCo, Pfizer, PG&E, Prudential, Replacements, SC Johnson, Southern California Edison (part of Edison International), UBS, Wells Fargo, Whirlpool, Worldspan. Other companies with lowest scores: BB&T, International Steel, Meijer, New NGC (National Gypsum), Perot Systems, Shaw Industries (part of Berkshire Hathaway). Also refers to: American Express, Amgen, Aramark, Ben & Jerry's (part of Unilever), Booz Allen Hamilton, Circuit City, Clear Channel, Cumberland Farms, Dean Foods, Entergy, Emerson Electric, Fannie Mae, Kmart, Lockheed Martin, MBNA, Microsoft, Oracle, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Quark, RadioShack, Southwest Airlines, Wal-Mart, Whole Foods Market]

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Related companies: Accenture Adolph Coors (part of Molson Coors) Aetna Agilent Technologies Alltel Altria American Airlines American Express Amgen Apple Aramark AT&T Avaya Bausch & Lomb BB&T Ben & Jerry's (part of Unilever) Berkshire Hathaway Best Buy Booz Allen Hamilton Borders Group Capital One Cargill Charles Schwab ChoicePoint Chubb Group Circuit City Cisco Systems Citigroup Clear Channel Cumberland Farms Dean Foods Dell Deutsche Bank Eastman Kodak Edison International Emerson Electric Entergy ExxonMobil Faegre & Benson Fannie Mae Ford Goldman Sachs HP (Hewlett-Packard) IBM Intel International Steel JPMorgan Chase KeySpan Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Kmart (part of Sears) Kraft Foods (now Kraft Heinz) Lehman Brothers Levi Strauss Lockheed Martin Lucent Technologies (now Alcatel-Lucent) MBNA (part of Bank of America) Meijer Metlife Microsoft Miller Brewing (part of SABMiller) Morrison & Foerster Motorola National Gypsum Nationwide Mutual Insurance NCR New York Times Nike Oracle Owens Corning PepsiCo Perot Systems Pfizer PG&E PricewaterhouseCoopers Prudential Financial Quark RadioShack Replacements Ltd. SABMiller (part of Anheuser-Busch InBev) SC Johnson Shaw Industries (part of Berkshire Hathaway) Southern California Edison (part of Edison International) Southwest Airlines UBS Unilever Walmart Wells Fargo Whirlpool Whole Foods Market (part of Amazon) Worldspan Xerox