Corporate Equality Index

Corporate Equality Index for NJ Companies {WTF?}

Below is a publication from a “foudation” called Human Rights Campaign. Essentially, a “queer” civil rights organization.

They’ve worked some wizardry in order to scheme up something called the “Corporate Equality Index.” It basically is some kind of report card which publicly labels NJ companies and their so-called “inclusion” in the workplace (I thought a job and a paycheck were enough? What happened?)

In other words, companies that scored a gleeful 100, have been successfully brow-beaten into coddling everyone like children. One of those companies was Pearson – located in Hoboken.

The amount of money, effort, and attention put into such a low single-digit representation in society seems a bit off, doesn’t it? You need to carefully watch things like this – all signs of “circling the drain.”

corporate equality index 2018 NJ

HRC Scores New Jersey Companies’ LGBTQ-Inclusive Workplace Policies in New Corporate Equality Index

 

WASHINGTON – Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, announced a record number of the nation’s major companies and law firms are advancing vital policies and practices to protect LGBTQ workers around the world, according to the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), an annual report assessing LGBTQ inclusion in major companies and law firms across the nation, including 40 in New Jersey.

This year, a record-breaking 609 businesses earned the CEI’s top score of 100, up from 517 last year — a single-year increase of 18 percent. This record sets a new high water mark for corporate leadership over the 15-year history of the CEI.

In total, 947 companies and law firms were officially rated in the new CEI, up from 887 in last years. The report also unofficially rated 137 Fortune 500 companies, which have yet to respond to an invitation to participate in the CEI survey assessing their LGBTQ policies and practices. The average score for companies and law firms based in New Jersey is 87 percent. Of the 40 companies ranked, 23 earned 100 points, three earned 90 points and above, and four earned 80 points and above.

“At a time when the rights of LGBTQ people are under attack by the Trump-Pence Administration and state legislatures across the country, hundreds of top American companies are driving progress toward equality in the workplace,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “The top-scoring companies on this year’s CEI are not only establishing policies that affirm and include employees here in the United States, they are applying these policies to their operations around the globe and impacting millions of people beyond our shores. In addition, many of these companies have also become vocal advocates for equality in the public square, including the dozens that have signed on to amicus briefs in vital Supreme Court cases and the 106 corporate supporters of the Equality Act. We are proud to have developed so many strong partnerships with corporate allies who see LGBTQ equality as a crucial issue for our country and for their businesses.”

Employer NameCityScore
Rosetta LLCHamilton75
Honeywell International Inc.Morris Township75
Aéropostale Inc.Lyndhurst85
Subaru of America Inc.Cherry Hill100
Prudential Financial Inc.Newark100
BASF Corp.Florham Park100
ADPRoseland100
Software House InternationalSomerset10
Dun & Bradstreet Corp., TheShort Hills100
Pearson Inc.Hoboken100
NRG Energy Inc.Princeton65
Public Service Enterprise GroupNewark100
Mars Inc.Mt. Olive90
Campbell Soup Co.Camden100
Mondelez International Inc.East Hanover100
Horizon Healthcare Services Inc.Newark85
Quest Diagnostics Inc.Lyndhurst100
Becton, Dickinson and Co.Franklin Lakes100
Borgata Hotel Casino & SpaAtlantic City100
Wyndham Worldwide Corp.Parsippany100
Selective Insurance GroupBranchville55
McCarter & English LLPNewark85
Day Pitney LLPParsippany100
RBParsippany50
Celgene Corp.Summit75
Novo Nordisk Inc.Plainsboro90
Bayer U.S. LLCWhippany100
Johnson & JohnsonNew Brunswick100
Merck & Co. Inc.Kenilworth100
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.East Hanover100
SanofiBridgewater100
Realogy Holdings Corp.Madison85
Burlington Store Inc.Burlington55
H&M Hennes & Mauritz ABNorth Arlington70
Ascena Retail Group Inc.Mahwah100
Toys ‘R’ Us Inc.Wayne100
UnileverEnglewood Cliffs100
Travelport Ltd.Parsippany50
Avis Budget Group Inc.Parsippany95
American Express Global Business TravelJersey City100

Key national findings revealed in the 2018 CEI:

  • 609 companies earned a perfect 100 points, up from 517 in the 2017 report;
  • Gender identity is now part of non-discrimination policies at 83 percent of Fortune 500 companies, up from just 3 percent in 2002;
  •  459 major employers have adopted supportive inclusion guidelines for transgender workers who are transitioning;
  • 137 Fortune 500 companies were given unofficial scores based on the publicly available information.

The CEI rates companies and top law firms on detailed criteria falling into five broad categories:

  • Non-discrimination policies
  • Employment benefits
  • Demonstrated organizational competency and accountability around LGBTQ diversity and inclusion
  • Public commitment to LGBTQ equality
  • Responsible citizenship

The full report, including a searchable employer database, is available online at www.hrc.org/cei.

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