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new criteria

Criteria 4

rating system and methodology

Public commitment 15 points LGBT-specific efforts, including at least three of the following: recruiting, supplier diversity, marketing or advertising, philanthropy or public support for LGBT equality under the law. Businesses must demonstrate ongoing LGBT-specific engagement that extends across the firm, including at least three of the following: zz LGBT employee recruitment efforts zz Supplier diversity program with demonstrated effort to include

certified LGBT suppliers

zz Marketing or advertising to LGBT consumers (e.g., advertising

with LGBT content, advertising in LGBT media or sponsoring LGBT organizations and events) zz Philanthropic support of at least one LGBT organization or event (e.g., financial, in-kind or pro bono support) zz Demonstrated public support for LGBT equality under the law through local, state or federal legislation or initiatives

Criteria 5

Responsible citizenship No known activity that would undermine LGBT equality

-25 points

zz Employers will have 25 points deducted from their score for a large-

scale official or public anti-LGBT blemish on their recent records. Scores on this criterion are based on information that has come to the HRC Foundation’s attention related to topics including but not limited to: undue influence by a significant shareholder calculated to undermine a business’ employment policies or practices related to its LGBT employees; directing corporate charitable contributions to organizations whose primary mission includes advocacy against LGBT equality; opposing shareholder resolutions reasonably aimed at encouraging the adoption of inclusive workplace policies; revoking inclusive LGBT policies or practices; or engaging in proven practices that are contrary to the business’s written LGBT employment policies

If at any time after losing points on this criterion an employer changes course and satisfies the HRC Foundation’s noted concerns, it will re-evaluate the criterion for that employer. The rating change may not be reflected until the following year’s CEI report, depending on the situation.

CEI 2O12 Perfect Score

100 points

Questions pertaining to these criteria were included in the CEI 2010 and 2011 surveys to help prepare participants for the changes. In addition, a preliminary 2012 scorecard was provided to participants. The CEI 2012 survey and report is the first to use the 2012 criteria.

c o r p o r at e e q ua l i t y i n d e x 2 O 1 2

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Corporate Equality Index 2012  

The Human Rights Campaign’s 2012 Corporate Equality Index chronicles a decade of progress in workplace equality. 2012 marks the first year...

Corporate Equality Index 2012  

The Human Rights Campaign’s 2012 Corporate Equality Index chronicles a decade of progress in workplace equality. 2012 marks the first year...