A record 407 businesses achieved a 100% rating in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The three main criteria are: having sexual orientation and gender identity non-discrimination protections in the US and for global operations; ensuring their US contractors abide by those policies; and implementing prohibitions against non-religious organizations that have written discriminatory policies.
Of the entire CEI universe of businesses:
93% offer explicit gender identity non-discrimination protections in the US, as do 75% of the Fortune 500;
60% offer transgender-inclusive health care coverage, up from none in 2002 and nearly 6 times as many businesses as 5 years ago, as do 40% of the Fortune 500;
80%-plus offer education and training programs that specifically include definitions or scenarios on gender identity in the workplace; and,
More than 300 major businesses have adopted gender transition guidelines for employees and their teams.