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  Corporate Equality Index lists gay-friendly employers - Accountancy Age   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-12)
The first Corporate Equality Index, undertaken by Stonewall, has revealed that 12 FTSE100 companies and 11 government departments are in the top 100 organisations with effective equalities policies or openly gay board directors.
The 2003 Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations made workplace discrimination against lesbian, gay and bisexual people unlawful, and the Stonewall index is designed to show the employment prospects for the estimated 1.7 million gay people in the UK workforce.
The index follows research conducted by the University of Cardiff for Stonewall, which found that one in four lesbian, gay or bisexual people in Wales had been dismissed or forced to leave a job at some point in their working lives.
www.accountancyage.com /accountancyage/news/2036689/corporate-equality-index-lists-gay-friendly-employers   (583 words)

  
 The business of equality - Bay Windows - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-12)
While the issue of full equality for LGBT people continues to provoke heated debate and divisions within state legislatures and the federal government, in mainstream religious denominations and in the courts the business sector has steadily - and quietly for the most part - stepped up its efforts to protect the LGBT workforce.
Moreover, Bell says that the policy change was a mutual decision made by corporate leaders and Raytheon's LGBT employee resource group, indicating a level of proactivity on the part of the corporation not often found among leaders in the public sphere.
Whatever the reasons for the corporate world's leadership on LGBT civil rights, its actions may be more in line with those of mainstream America than those of inactive - or outright homophobic - government leaders.
www.baywindows.com /news/2005/08/04/News/The-Business.Of.Equality-965798.shtml   (1381 words)

  
 ChoicePoint - News Center/Press Release   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-12)
"Corporate America recognizes that fair treatment of all employees is not just the right thing to do, it's also good for the bottom line," said Cheryl Jacques, president of the Human Rights Campaign.
The Corporate Equality Index rates Fortune 500 and other major companies on a scale from 0 to 100 percent on seven key indicators of fair treatment for
The Corporate Equality Index is based on a survey sent to the Fortune 500, the Forbes 200 largest privately held companies and any company with at least 500 employees that asks to be rated or for which HRC has enough information to derive a score.
www.choicepoint.com /85256B350053E646/0/E00659034F0C856185256F1E004AA632?Open&Highlight=2,gay   (481 words)

  
 Guardian Series
The equality survey was carried out by Stonewall, an association working to achieve equality for lesbians, gay men and bisexual people.
Teresa Williams, Barnardo's equality and diversity adviser, said: "Our position in the index indicates the efforts we've made as an organisation to ensure all staff are treated fairly.
The issue of whether a gay or lesbian person should tell work colleagues and employers of their sexuality is one of personal choice, but there are times when that choice is removed by the attitude of bosses and co-workers, who, on discovering a person's sexuality, treat them unequally.
www.leytonguardian.co.uk /display.var.579078.0.0.php   (415 words)

  
 The Gay Vote :: weblog archives :: Organisations: Stonewall   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-12)
In the US, equality campaign group the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has for many years published a Corporate Equality Index, ranking companies in terms of their quantifiable efforts to ensure equality for all employees, particularly in regard to sexual orientation.
In the years that HRC's equality index has been running, it's been good to see that big business has tended to move up their scale in terms of providing the same facilities, services and benefits to all employees regardless of their sexual orientation.
After a recent survey showed that less than a third of human resources managers were aware of the equal employment laws introduced in December last year, Stonewall is to publish two booklets to publicise the new regulations.
www.thegayvote.co.uk /weblog/archives/categories/organisations_stonewall   (1452 words)

  
 PreserveLiberty
On this link is the Human Rights Campaign's 2004 Corporate Equality Index report (44 pages) which lists the corporations that support the homosexual, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender deathstyle through their human resources and benefits policies.
Detailed questionnaires are sent to corporations, and it is understood that those companies who do not tow the politically correct line of supporting the GLBT deathstyle will be boycotted as hateful, intolerant, divisive, hypocritcal, and narrow-minded (which, the corporations fear, will cost them revenues and profits).
CALL or WRITE to the corporations (just a handful of the key ones that you use) to let them know that you are no longer doing business there because of their support of the GLBT deathstyle.
www.preserveliberty.com /aaBoycottAnti-FamilyCorps.htm   (326 words)

  
 Equality Maryland
The Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index rated 379 companies this year, four of which are Maryland-based: Marriott, defense giant Lockheed Martin Corp. of Bethesda, utility Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. of Baltimore and Vertis Inc., a marketing firm based in Baltimore.
Fifty-six companies received a score of 100 on the 2004 Corporate Equality Index, twice as many as 2003 and more than four times the number of perfect scores in 2002, according to the report.
According to the report, companies are using the index “as a roadmap to equal treatment for GLBT Americans in the workplace and marketplace.
www.equalitymaryland.org /News2004.9.28b.htm   (570 words)

  
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The Human Rights Campaign's 2004 Corporate Equality Index, released in September, finds Michigan companies on both ends of the scale regarding their support of LGBT employees and their families.
The HRC Corporate Equality Index rates companies on a scale of 0 to 100% based on criteria that range from inclusion of the words "sexual orientation" and/or "gender identity and/or expression" in their non-discrimination policy to whether or not they "engage in corporate action that would undermine the goal of equal rights" for LGBT people.
The Index itself provides evidence that at least some businesses are aware of, and wish to court, the "purchasing power" of the LGBT community.
www.pridesource.com /article.shtml?article=10032   (699 words)

  
 Houston Voice Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-12)
The index rates companies, including 19 based in Texas, that responded to a questionnaire and follow-up inquires directed to 697 firms that appear on the list of Fortune 500 Companies and Forbes Magazine's list of 200 largest, privately held firms.
The report shows that fairness to gay and transgendered employees is becoming the standard in corporate America, according to Kim I. Mills, director of the HRC project that prepared the Corporate Equality Index.
This year's index also includes a rating for another 112 firms with at least 500 employees that are not on the Fortune 500 or Forbes 200 lists.
www.houstonvoice.com /print.cfm?content_id=489   (874 words)

  
 UK Gay News - HRC Reveals "Best and Worst" Companies for Gay Employees
“Corporate America knows that fair treatment for employees is not just the right thing to do, it’s good for the bottom line,” said Cheryl Jacques, president of HRC.
The 56 companies that earned 100 percent in 2004 are permitted to use the Corporate Equality Index 100 percent seal in advertising and other marketing tools.
The release of the report coincides with the annual Out and Equal Workplace Conference held Sept.30 to Oct. 2 in Tempe, Ariz. The conference brings together hundreds of corporate leaders to discuss GLBT issues in the workplace.
www.ukgaynews.org.uk /Archive/2004sept/2801.htm   (513 words)

  
 ChoicePoint - News Center/Press Release   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-12)
Corporate America continues to be a leader in the quest for GLBT civil rights," said HRC Education Director Kim I. Mills, who oversees HRC WorkNet, the organization's workplace project.
The national report released today covers 250 companies from either the Fortune 500 or the Forbes 200 largest privately held businesses for which the HRC Foundation was able to gather data.
The Human Rights Campaign is the largest national lesbian and gay political organization with members throughout the country.  It effectively lobbies Congress, provides campaign support and educates the public to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.
www.choicepoint.com /choicepoint/news.nsf/1e81a178107b63b18525687f005493a7/8b996c372e043c9385256d90006b6318?OpenDocument   (409 words)

  
 HRC | Corporate Statements on the 2004 Corporate Equality Index   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-12)
Morrison and Foerster is proud to be recognized, once again, by the HRC Foundation with a 100 percent score on the Corporate Equality Index.
To again earn a 100 percent ranking on the Corporate Equality Index validates what we have known for some time: Respecting employees as individuals and providing them with appropriate support systems and benefits helps make Xerox a great place to work for employees, and makes the company itself smarter, stronger and better.
To achieve a 100% score on the Corporate Equality Index for two years in a row is a testament to our continued commitment to respecting the individuality of all people.
www.hrc.org /worklife/2004ceistatements   (2622 words)

  
 Summary of Human Rights Campaign Fund (HRC) Equality Index Findings - Harbus - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-12)
The Human Rights Campaign fund annually conducts a report using their Equality Index, whereby 250 of the largest companies from the Fortune 500 and Forbes 200 are evaluated based on their effort to include GLBT issues.
The results of the Equality Index is a ranking of these organizations based on their efforts to promote equality for the GLBT community.
Because each factor on the index accounts for 14 percentage points, this rise in 2003 means that employers are generally meeting one additional criterion of the index compared to 2002.
www.harbus.org /news/2003/10/14/News/Summary.Of.Human.Rights.Campaign.Fund.hrc.Equality.Index.Findings-527894.shtml   (844 words)

  
 PrideDEPOT.com - Gay News item: 21 Companies Score 100% On 2nd Annual HRC Corporate Equality Index   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-12)
The analysis released today covers 250 companies from either the Fortune 500 or the Forbes 200 largest privately held businesses for which the HRC Foundation was able to gather data.
(Other companies with at least 500 employees have Corporate Equality Index ratings but were not included in the analysis in order to compare a consistent universe from year to year.) In 2002, the report rated 217 Fortune- and Forbes-ranked companies.
"This criterion was met more than any other measured by the index and is an indication that such policies are the foundation of a fair workplace and set the stage for other initiatives," Herrschaft said.
www.pridedepot.com /features/news/21%20Companies%20Score%20100%25%20On%202nd%20Annual%20HRC%20Corporate%20Equality%20Index.htm   (794 words)

  
 Corporate Pride
The PlanetOut Corporate Pride Directory is based on data supplied by HRC WorkNet, the nation's most comprehensive, accurate and regularly updated database of corporate policies and workplace laws.
The HRC Corporate Equality Index provides a simple way to evaluate whether America's biggest employers are treating their gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees, consumers, and investors equitably.
The index rates a company on a scale of 0 percent to 100 percent based on key metrics.
www.planetout.com /money/cpd/profile.html?id=3421&skip=1   (97 words)

  
 Chubb Group of Insurance Companies
Warren, NJ, October 27, 2004—The Chubb Corporation attained the highest score possible (100 percent) on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation 2004 annual report card on corporate America’s treatment of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees.
Our policies continue to be guided by the belief that Chubb’s success rests largely on our ability to create an inclusive work environment that motivates all employees to reach their full potential to contribute to results.
"Corporate America knows that fair treatment for employees is not just the right thing to do, it’s good for the bottom line," said Cheryl Jacques, president of the Human Rights Campaign.
www.chubb.com /news/pr20041028a.html   (435 words)

  
 ChoicePoint(R) Again Obtains Perfect Score from Human Rights Campaign Foundation
The Corporate Equality Index measures how the largest U.S. companies treat their gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees and customers.
The Corporate Equality Index rates Fortune 500 and other major companies on a scale from 0 to 100 percent on seven key indicators of fair treatment for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees.
The Corporate Equality Index is based on a survey sent to the Fortune 500, the Forbes 200 largest privately held companies and any company with at least 500 employees that asks to be rated or for which the Human Rights Campaign has enough information to derive a score.
www.prnewswire.com /cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/09-29-2004/0002261206&EDATE=   (461 words)

  
 HRC Reveals 'Best and Worst' Companies for Gay Employees   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-12)
An imperfect score could mean an unfair firing or families without health care." The Human Rights Campaign Foundation's report card -- the Corporate Equality Index -- rates Fortune 500 and other major companies on a scale from 0 to 100 percent on seven key indicators of fair treatment for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees.
The 56 companies that earned 100 percent are permitted to use the Corporate Equality Index 100 percent seal in advertising and other marketing tools.
The release of the report coincides with the annual Out & Equal Workplace Conference help Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 in Tempe, Ariz. The conference brings together hundreds of corporate leaders to discuss GLBT issues in the workplace.
www.prnewswire.com /cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=109&STORY=/www/story/09-28-2004/0002260227&EDATE=   (768 words)

  
 ISSue Atlas | A Complete Corporate Governance Resource
Transparency is a matter of good corporate governance, and shareholders should have access to material information about their company's practices and procedures.
Sponsors of equal employment opportunity (EEO) resolutions ask that companies provide data showing the number and percentage of employees by gender and race in each EEOC job category for the past three years, as well as describe efforts to increase the number of female and minority managers and suppliers.
The shift in corporate stances was bolstered by CBRL Group, owner of Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores, which agreed in December 2002 to end its longstanding policy endorsing only “normal heterosexual values” and to include sexual orientation in its non-discrimination policy.
www.issueatlas.com /content/menutop/content/subscription/usvmfiles/x10455.html   (5197 words)

  
 Washington Blade Online
The index rates 250 companies that responded to a questionnaire and follow-up inquires directed to 697 firms that appear on the list of Fortune 500 Companies and Forbes Magazine’s list of 200 largest, privately held firms.
However, the index shows that only 9 percent of the 250 companies rated had adopted a policy banning job discrimination against transgendered employees, an increase from 6 percent in the 2002 index.
Daryl Herrschaft, deputy director of the HRC corporate index project, said HRC Foundation researchers attempted to reach the remaining 447 companies that ultimately were not rated, but were unable to obtain sufficient information to prepare a rating.
www.washblade.com /print.cfm?content_id=977   (889 words)

  
 Money | Coming out in favour
The Index ranks employers according to equality policies, as well as on issues such as whether companies had openly gay, lesbian or bisexual employees on their board of directors.
Top of the Corporate Equality Index stands the British Council with Citigroup, Crédit Suisse First Boston, IBM and Manchester City Council in joint second place.
Fiona Bartels-Ellis is head of equal opportunities and diversity for the British Council, which holds the top spot of the CEI.
money.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,5104643-110400,00.html   (984 words)

  
 Dallas Voice - The Community Newspaper for Gay & Lesbian Dallas
All of the seven companies scoring 14 percent on the index, except for Exxon Mobil and Perot Systems, received automatic points because the foundation was unable to find evidence they had directly opposed GLBT equality.
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s report noted that 38 percent of the rated companies have improved their scores since the Corporate Equality Index began in 2002 The number companies including gender identity and/or expression in their non-discrimination policies has risen by 347 percent, from 17 in 2002 to 59 this year.
The average score of the companies rated in the index has gone up from 57 percent in 2002 to 79 percent this year.
www.dallasvoice.com /articles/dispArticle.cfm?Article_ID=5166   (895 words)

  
 Awards
The "Outies" were presented Sept. 14 during the Out and Equal Workplace Summit in Orlando, Florida, which attracted more than 450 people who advocate for GLBT rights in the workplace.
As one of only thirteen U.S. corporations to earn a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index, American not only makes GLBT issues a priority internally but has been a generous supporter of GLBT causes.
The airline has also been recognized for its sensitive management of issues related to transgender employees, and led a panel at the summit featuring a pilot and a aviation mechanic who successfully transitioned gender from male to female on the job.
www.amrgleam.com /new_page_3.htm   (2625 words)

  
 Equality Latest News
The Race Equality Scheme is our plan that shows how we promote race equality and how we make sure that we don’t discriminate against people on racial grounds.
National gay equality organisation, Stonewall, has published the results of its first Corporate Equality Index.
Workplaces were judged on their performance in a number of categories including policy, benefits, staff involvement, recruitment and visibility of LGB people at board level.
www.newcastle.gov.uk /pr.nsf/a/equalitylatestnews   (332 words)

  
 Responsible Shopper Profile:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-12)
Discrimination Avon achieved a score of 57 on the Human Rights Campaign 2005 Corporate Equality Index which rates large corporations on policies that affect their gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees, consumers and investors.
The 2005 HRC Corporate Equality Index rated companies on a scale of 0 percent to 100 percent on seven factors.
Companies were chosen according to relations with employees, customers, and the community as well as on their commitment to the environment and diversity.
www.responsibleshopper.org /basic.cfm?cusip=054303   (404 words)

  
 Aetna: Aetna Gets Perfect Score On Corporate Equality Index Survey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-12)
The index rates large corporations on policies that affect their gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees, consumers and investors.
The 319 rated companies were drawn from the 2002 Fortune 500, the 200 largest privately held companies from the 2001 Forbes Private 500 and information collected by HRC WorkNet (the organization's workplace advocacy project) on other companies with at least 500 employees.
The index was not applied to colleges and universities, government employers, nonprofit organizations or companies with fewer than 500 employees.
www.aetna.com /foundation/news/articles/2002/pr_20020813.htm   (596 words)

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