New HRC Report: Oil and Gas Companies Continue to Improve on LGBTQ Equality in the Workplace

HRC’s 2017 Corporate Equality Index shows major improvements in sector’s ongoing work to create LGBTQ-inclusive workplaces

Oil and gas companies continue to underperform 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.

With a record-breaking 609 businesses nationwide earning 100-point scores in the CEI, five companies — Chevron Corp., Air Products & Chemicals Inc., BP America Inc., ConocoPhillips, and Shell Oil Co. — are oil and gas companies. This is an improvement from last year, where only two earned that distinction. Chevron has long been a CEI high-performer, earning a score of 100 for the past decade, demonstrating a sustained commitment to LGBTQ workplace equality and inclusion. The CEI this year rated 16 oil and gas companies.

“The top oil and gas companies in the Corporate Equality Index demonstrate a depth of investment in LGBTQ inclusion amongst a top tier of businesses, and the sector as a whole has made major improvements over the past year,” said Deena Fidas, director of the HRC Foundation’s Workplace Equality Program.

Employer Name

City

State

Score

Air Products & Chemicals Inc. Allentown PA

100

BP America Inc. Houston TX

100

Chesapeake Energy Corp. Oklahoma City OK

80

Chevron Corp. San Ramon CA

100

Columbia Pipeline Group Houston TX

70

ConocoPhillips Houston TX

100

Exxon Mobil Corp. Irving TX

95

Hess Corp. New York NY

65

Marathon Oil Corp. Houston TX

85

Marathon Petroleum Corp. Findlay OH

85

ONE Gas Inc. Tulsa OK

70

ONEOK Inc. Tulsa OK

95

Phillips 66 Houston TX

85

Shell Oil Co. Houston TX

100

Spectra Energy Corp. Houston TX

85

Williams Companies Inc. Tulsa OK

80

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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