Buying for Workplace Equality
Where do the scores in this guide come from?
The information in this guide comes from the 2018 Corporate Equality Index, the Human Rights Campaign's annual report card on corporate America's treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and queer employees.
How are the scores calculated?
Businesses are rated on a scale from 0 to 100, based on whether or not they have policies that support LGBTQ employees. These include anti-discrimination protections, parity across spousal and domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive benefits, diversity training, and public engagement with the LGBTQ community. HRC provides an estimated, unofficial score to businesses that have not, after repeated attempts, responded to the survey. An estimated score is reflective of the information that HRC has been able to collect based on publicly available information. The best way to ensure an accurate score is participation in the CEI survey.
Why don't I see a business listed?
The Human Rights Campaign researches policies at more than 1,800 companies (including the Fortune 1000 and American Lawyer 200). However, we do not provide a business with an official score until we have collected and verified all information reported in that participant's CEI survey. In all, we rated 947 companies in the 2018 CEI.
How can I get a company listed?
Any business with 500 or more full-time U.S. employees can officially participate in the CEI survey and be rated in the report. If you don't see a company listed, contact the Human Rights Campaign with any information you have about its policies on LGBTQ issues. Or, contact and motivate businesses to participate by letting them know that you make purchasing decisions based on how businesses treat their LGBTQ employees, determined by scores in this guide.