The Human Rights Campaign has recently released its 2010 Corporate Equality Index. While a record number of companies – 305 – earned perfect scores, the HRC and HuffPo have taken the time to highlight another important aspect of the annual studies: those few companies who rank poorly on the index.
According to the HRC, in 2010, the 10 worst-ranking GLBT-unfriendly companies are (with a handful of companies tying for the same low spots):
10.) Avnet Inc. (computer technology – no anti-discrimination policy)
10.) Ryland Group (home construction – no anti-discrimination or partner benefits)
10.) Vertis (communications – no anti-discrimination)
10.) YRC Worldwide (shipping – no anti-discrimination or partner benefits)
9.) AutoZone (no anti-discrimination or partner benefits)
4.) Baldor Electric (no anti-discrimination or partner benefits)
4.) BNSF Railway (same demerits as above)
4.) Dana Holdings (same demerits as above)
4.) Lear Corp. (same demerits)
4.) Meijer (Michigan-based grocery chain – same demerits as well as a refusal to require employees to complete diversity training courses)
3.) Cracker Barrel Inc. (same demerits as Meijer)
1.) Laclede Group (energy company – same demerits as Meijer)
Are any of you employed with any company on this list? Do you feel others should have taken a spot in the low-10? What should we do as a community to help these companies rank higher in 2011?