The Human Rights Campaign Foundation which fights for the rights of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered people (as opposed to all people I suppose--don't have a problem with the cause, just the overinclusive name of the organization) has rated:
Aetna Inc AMR Corp./American Airlines Apple Computer Inc. (shoo I can still buy computers without guilt) Avaya Inc. Eastman Kodak Co. (shoo, I can still buy film without guilt) Intel Corp. J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. Lucent Technologies Inc. NCR Corp. Nike Inc. (shoo, I can still buy sneakers without...wait. oh, never mind) Replacements Ltd. Worldspan L.P. and Xerox Corp.with a HRC Corporate Equality Index score of 100% (this index evaluates how big companies treat their GLBT employees).
In other news, Cracker Barrel, Emerson Electric Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp. got a 0% for reasons of "...failing to take any affirmative positions on the treatment of GLBT employees and consumers, and by actively refusing to implement non-discrimination policies..."
I'm sure they are twisting knots in their collective hair.
Other family friendly corporations like Exxon Mobil Corp, Domino's Inc., FedEx Corp., Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and others got a whopping 14% just because "HRC was unable to find any evidence that they had overtly resisted equal treatment for their LGBT employees" which make me feel a lot better about them, let me tell you.
Posted by illovich at August 15, 2002 02:01 PM