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[PDF] Corporate Equality Index: Rating American Workplaces on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality

Author: Human Rights Campaign, Published on: 1 October 2010

Marking its ninth edition, the Corporate Equality Index 2011: Rating American Workplaces on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trangender Equality provides us with a chance to see what we have accomplished and to pinpoint the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. In nine years, the CEI has helped lead a sea-change in workplaces across the country...This year, even with the struggling economy, 477 companies actively participated in the system that will rate them on more than 40 specific policies and practices covering nearly every aspect of employment for LGBT workers – from pension benefits to gender transition guidelines to supplier diversity...A total of 615 businesses were rated this year. The average rating across the entire index was 87 percent, compared to 86 percent last year. Twelve businesses’ ratings improved by at least 30 points with four of these businesses achieving a 100 percent rating...

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