Tech Companies Continue Decade-Plus History of Setting LGBTQ Workplace Inclusion Standards

The nation’s computer tech companies continue to lead on LGBTQ workplace equality and inclusion, according to the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) issued today by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization.

A record-breaking 609 businesses nationwide earned 100-point scores in the CEI, and 48 of these companies are in the internet services and retailing, computer hardware, software and data services areas of the tech sector. An additional 17 companies earned a score of between 80 and 95.

Box Inc., Cloudera Inc., GODADDY Inc., Indeed Inc., Lyft Inc., Medallia Inc., New Relic Inc., Nuance Communications, Rackspace, SYNNEX Corp., Workday Inc. are debuting on the CEI.

In the first CEI report published in 2002, tech companies began distinguishing themselves as leaders in workplace equality, with Apple and Xerox leading the way. Those two companies are among only nine nationwide that have received perfect scores in every CEI.

Employer Name

City

State

Score

Acer America Corp. San Jose CA

25

Adobe Systems Inc. San Jose CA

100

ADP Roseland NJ

100

Airbnb Inc. San Francisco CA

100

Akamai Technologies Inc. Cambridge MA

100

Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions Inc. Chicago IL

40

Amazon.com Inc. Seattle WA

100

AOL New York NY

85

Apple Inc. Cupertino CA

100

Arrow Electronics Centennial CO

80

Autodesk Inc. San Rafael CA

100

Avaya Inc. Santa Clara CA

70

Avnet Inc. Phoenix AZ

80

BMC Software Inc. Houston TX

70

Box Inc. Redwood City CA

80

CA Technologies Inc. New York NY

100

CDW Corp. Lincolnshire IL

100

Citrix Systems Inc. Fort Lauderdale FL

100

Cloudera Inc. Palo Alto CA

100

Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC) Falls Church VA

75

Dell Inc. Round Rock TX

100

Dropbox Inc. San Francisco CA

100

eBay Inc. San Jose CA

100

Electronic Arts Inc. Redwood City CA

100

EMC Corp. Hopkinton MA

100

Eventbrite Inc. San Francisco CA

85

Expedia Inc. Bellevue WA

100

Facebook Inc. Menlo Park CA

100

FactSet Research Systems Inc. Norwalk CT

100

GODADDY Inc. Scottsdale AZ

90

Google Inc. Mountain View CA

100

Groupon Inc. Chicago IL

100

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. Palo Alto CA

100

Hortonworks Inc. Santa Clara CA

65

HP Inc. Palo Alto CA

100

IAC/InterActiveCorp. New York NY

100

Indeed Inc. Austin TX

100

Ingram Micro Irvine CA

85

Insight Enterprises Inc. Tempe AZ

75

Instacart Inc. San Francisco CA

95

Intuit Inc. Mountain View CA

100

LENOVO (UNITED STATES) INC. Morrisville NC

100

LexisNexis Group New York NY

95

Lexmark International Inc. Lexington KY

100

LinkedIn Sunnyvale CA

100

Lyft Inc. San Francisco CA

100

Medallia Inc. San Mateo CA

100

Microsoft Corp. Redmond WA

100

NCR Corp. Duluth GA

100

NetApp Inc. Sunnyvale CA

95

New Relic Inc. San Francisco CA

95

Nuance Communications Burlington MA

80

Oracle Corp. Redwood City CA

100

PayPal Holdings Inc. San Jose CA

100

Pitney Bowes Inc. Stamford CT

70

priceline.com LLC Norwalk CT

90

Rackspace San Antonio TX

100

Salesforce San Francisco CA

100

SAP America Inc. Newtown Square PA

100

Seagate Technology LLC Scotts Valley CA

25

Software AG USA Inc. Reston VA

60

Software House International Somerset NJ

10

SRA International Inc. Fairfax VA

80

Symantec Corp. Mountain View CA

100

SYNNEX Corp. Fremont CA

80

Tech Data Corp. Clearwater FL

100

TripAdvisor Inc. Needham MA

90

Twitter Inc. San Francisco CA

100

Uber Technologies Inc. San Francisco CA

100

Ultimate Software Group Inc., The Weston FL

100

Unisys Corp. Blue Bell PA

30

Veritas Technologies LLC Mountain View CA

90

VMware Inc. Palo Alto CA

100

WeddingWire Inc. Chevy Chase MD

100

Workday Inc. Pleasanton CA

100

Xerox Corp. Norwalk CT

100

Yelp Inc. San Francisco CA

100

HRC’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI) is America’s premiere benchmarking tool for LGBTQ workplace equality. The results of this year’s CEI, showcases how hundreds of U.S.-based multinational companies are not only promoting LGBTQ-friendly workplace policies in the U.S., but helping to advance the cause of LGBTQ inclusion in the workplace abroad.

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

  1. Non-discrimination policies
  2. Employment benefits
  3. Demonstrated organizational competency and accountability around LGBTQ diversity and inclusion
  4. Public commitment to LGBTQ equality
  5. Responsible citizenship

The full report is available online at www.hrc.org/cei.

 

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