West Michigan companies land ideal scores on Corporate Equality Index

West Michigan companies land ideal scores on Corporate Equality Index

Foundation, the educational arm of the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization said 609 companies nationwide received flawless scores of 100 for "advancing vital policies and practices to protect LGBTQ workers around the world", the group said in a news release.

A total of 33 firms with an Atlanta location participated in the survey, which assesses how supportive the nation's top law firms and corporations are of their lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer employees.

The HRC Foundation evaluates survey respondents in four areas: anti-discrimination policies for sexual orientation, gender identity and expression; equitable benefits for LGBTQ workers and their families; internal education and accountability for LGBTQ inclusion; and public treatment of the LGBTQ community. Tyson Foods satisfied all of the CEI's criteria and earned the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.

"Live music brings together fans of all different backgrounds while also encouraging self-expression, and at Live Nation we do everything we can to promote that same culture of inclusion for our employees", said Michael Rapino, president and chief executive at Live Nation Entertainment, in a statement. “We remain committed to preserving a culture of inclusion and respect, and are truly honored to be recognized once again with a flawless score on HRCs Corporate Equality Index.”.

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Twelve North Carolina companies, including four in the Triad, received ideal scores in a national survey of companies that protect the rights of LGBTQ workers.

In 2016, ADP signed on to the Human Rights Campaign® coalition of businesses committed to driving passage of the Equality Act and this year the company adopted LGBTQ self-identification for ADP's US associates, which will soon be rolled out internationally. We are proud to be recognized with a 100 percent rating on the Corporate Equality Index.

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of Americas largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer people.