Advancing LGBT Civil Rights

FORTUNE 500 Non-Discrimination Project

Equality Forum in collaboration with Professor Louis Thomas, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Ian Ayres, William K. Townsend Professor, Yale Law School reported a record 484 (96.8%) of the 2012 FORTUNE 500 Companies specifically include sexual orientation in their workplace policies.  Neither sexual orientation nor gender identity is included in the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) and only 21 states statutorily provide sexual orientation and/or gender identity workplace protection.
The FORTUNE 500 project was started in 2004 when 323 (64.6%) of the FORTUNE 500 companies provided sexual orientation protection.  The project contacted each of the 177 non-compliant companies and made the business case directly to their CEOs, HR Directors and Board of Directors and shareholder case to large institutional shareholders.

15 (3%) Non-Compliant Companies

Rank Company Compliance Statuse Status State
1 Exxon Mobil Non-Compliant Texas
30 INTL FCStone Non-Compliant New York
78 CHS Non-Compliant Tennessee
87 Plains All American Pipeline Non-Compliant Texas
170 HollyFrontier Non-Compliant Texas
191 DISH Network Non-Compliant Colorado
312 Energy Transfer Equity Non-Compliant Texas
352 Spectrum Group International Non-Compliant California
356 Alpha Natural Resources Non-Compliant Virginia
361 Targa Resources Non-Compliant Texas
369 NII Holdings Non-Compliant Virginia
427 Seaboard Non-Compliant Kansas
429 Auto-Owners Insurance Non-Compliant Michigan
449 Rock-Tenn Non-Compliant Georgia
494 Aleris Non-Compliant Ohio

485 (97%) Compliant Companies

Rank Company Compliance Status State
343 Regions Financial Compliant Alabama
2 Wal-Mart Stores Compliant Arizona
96 Tyson Foods Compliant Arizona
98 Murphy Oil Compliant Arizona
108 Avnet Compliant Arizona
135 Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Compliant Arizona
208 US Airways Group Compliant Arizona
314 Republic Services Compliant Arizona
400 PetSmart Compliant Arizona
460 Insight Enterprises Compliant Arizona
383 Dillard's Compliant Arkansas
3 Chevron Compliant California
10 Hewlett-Packard Compliant California
14 McKesson Compliant California
17 Apple Compliant California
26 Wells Fargo Compliant California
51 Intel Compliant California
63 Safeway Compliant California
64 Cisco Systems Compliant California
66 Walt Disney Compliant California
73 Google Compliant California
81 Ingram Micro Compliant California
82 Oracle Compliant California
105 DirecTV Compliant California
122 Occidental Petroleum Compliant California
168 Amgen Compliant California
178 Qualcomm Compliant California
179 PG&E Corp. Compliant California
185 Gap Compliant California
211 Edison International Compliant California
221 Health Net Compliant California
228 eBay Compliant California
251 Applied Materials Compliant California
253 Synnex Compliant California
254 Jacobs Engineering Group Compliant California
266 Sempra Energy Compliant California
275 URS Compliant California
276 Western Digital Compliant California
281 Visa Compliant California
299 Ross Stores Compliant California
306 Gilead Sciences Compliant California
315 Reliance Steel & Aluminum Compliant California
322 AECOM Technology Compliant California
344 Broadcom Compliant California
349 Dole Food Compliant California
352 Spectrum Group International Non-Compliant California
353 Franklin Resources Compliant California
367 Avery Dennison Compliant California
375 Agilen Technologies Compliant California
376 Sanmina-SCI Compliant California
378 Advances Micro Devices Compliant California
388 Mattel Compliant California
391 Symantec Compliant California
393 Core-Mark Holding Compliant California
416 CBRE Group Compliant California
420 Pacific Life Compliant California
430 SanDisk Compliant California
442 Avaya Compliant California
448 Allergan Compliant California
450 Live Nation Entertainment Compliant California
456 Clorox Compliant California
474 NetApp Compliant California
483 Yahoo Compliant California
485 Charles Schwab Compliant California
500 Molina Healthcare Compliant California
319 Goodrich Compliant Charlotte
133 Arrow Electronics Compliant Colorado
191 DISH Network Non-Compliant Colorado
230 Liberty Interactive Compliant Colorado
257 Newmont Mining Compliant Colorado
261 Liberty Global Compliant Colorado
297 Ball Compliant Colorado
359 DaVita Compliant Colorado
440 CH2M Hill Compliant Colorado
445 Western Union Compliant Colorado
6 General Electric Compliant Connecticut
48 United Technologies Compliant Connecticut
89 Aetna Compliant Connecticut
127 Xerox Compliant Connecticut
130 Cigna Compliant Connecticut
131 Hartford Financial Services Group Compliant Connecticut
238 Praxair Compliant Connecticut
252 Stanley Black & Decker Compliant Connecticut
351 Charter Communications Compliant Connecticut
379 Terex Compliant Connecticut
428 Emcor Group Compliant Conneticut
434 Starwood Hotels & Resorts Compliant Conneticut
461 Pitney Bowes Compliant Conneticut
464 Frontier Communications Compliant Conneticut
471 W.R. Berkley Compliant Conneticut
72 DuPont Compliant Delaware
426 SLM Compliant Delaware
415 Pepco Holdings Compliant District of Columbia
8 Fannie Mae Compliant District of Columbia
158 Danaher Compliant District of Columbia
85 World Fuel Services Compliant Florida
106 Publix Super Markets Compliant Florida
109 Tech Data Compliant Florida
157 Jabil Circuit Compliant Florida
172 NextEra Energy Compliant Florida
197 AutoNation Compliant Florida
226 CSX Compliant Florida
233 Office Depot Compliant Florida
342 Darden Restaurants Compliant Florida
363 Winn-Dixie Stores Compliant Florida
401 WellCare Health Plans Compliant Florida
407 Ryder System Compliant Florida
413 Harris Compliant Florida
423 Health Managament Associates Compliant Florida
425 Fidelity National Information Services Compliant Florida
472 Fidelity National Financial Compliant Florida
35 Home Depot Compliant Georgia
52 United Parcel Service Compliant Georgia
59 Coca-Cola Compliant Georgia
83 Delta Air Lines Compliant Georgia
128 Aflac Compliant Georgia
152 Southern Compliant Georgia
214 Genuine Parts Compliant Georgia
243 First Data Compliant Georgia
271 SunTrust Banks Compliant Georgia
292 AGCO Compliant Georgia
324 Coca-Cola Enterprises Compliant Georgia
414 Newell Rubbermaid Compliant Georgia
432 Mohawk Industries Compliant Georgia
447 NCR Compliant Georgia
449 Rock-Tenn Non-Compliant Georgia
291 Micron Technology Compliant Idaho
28 Archer Daniels Midland Compliant Illinois
32 Walgreen Compliant Illinois
39 Boeing Compliant Illinois
43 State Farm Insurance Cos. Compliant Illinois
46 Caterpillar Compliant Illinois
50 Kraft Foods Compliant Illinois
65 Sears Holdings Compliant Illinois
71 Abbott Laboratories Compliant Illinois
76 United Continental Holdings Compliant Illinois
93 Allstate Compliant Illinois
97 Deere Compliant Illinois
107 McDonald's Compliant Illinois
145 Exelon Compliant Illinois
149 Illinois Tool Works Compliant Illinois
193 Navistar International Compliant Illinois
195 Baxter International Compliant Illinois
206 Motorola Mobility Holdings Compliant Illinois
220 Sara Lee Compliant Illinois
235 Aon Compliant Illinois
249 R.R. Donnelley & Sons Compliant Illinois
270 CDW Compliant Illinois
274 Motorola Solutions Compliant Illinois
300 Discover Financial Services Compliant Illinois
304 Dover Compliant Illinois
318 W.W. Grainger Compliant Illinois
350 Tenneco Compliant Illinois
354 OfficeMax Compliant Illinois
386 Anixter International Compliant Illinois
390 Corn Products International Compliant Illinois
402 CF Industries Holdings Compliant Illinois
469 Telephone & Data Systems Compliant Illinois
478 United Stationers Compliant Illinois
45 WellPoint Compliant Indiana
119 Eli Lilly Compliant Indiana
150 Cummins Compliant Indiana
323 Steel Dynamics Compliant Indiana
409 NiSource Compliant Indiana
463 BrightPoint Compliant Indiana
295 Principal Financial Compliant Iowa
473 Casey's General Stores Compliant Iowa
496 Rockwell Collins Compliant Iowa
90 Spring Nextel Compliant Kansas
427 Seaboard Non-Compliant Kansas
487 YRC Worldwide Compliant Kansas
79 Humana Compliant Kentucky
213 Yum Brands Compliant Kentucky
307 Ashland Compliant Kentucky
421 General Cable Compliant Kentucky
444 Kindred Healthcare Compliant Kentucky
412 Shaw Group Compliant Louisanna
171 CenturyLink Compliant Louisiana
239 Entergy Compliant Louisiana
58 Lockheed Martin Compliant Maryland
199 Constellation Energy Compliant Maryland
217 Marriott International Compliant Maryland
219 Coventry Health Care Compliant Maryland
479 Host Hotels & Resorts Compliant Maryland
84 Liberty Mutual Insurance Group Compliant Massachusetts
114 Staples Compliant Massachusetts
117 Raytheon Compliant Massachusetts
121 Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Compliant Massachusetts
125 TJX Compliant Massachusetts
139 EMC Compliant Massachusetts
182 Global Partners Compliant Massachusetts
225 Thermo Fisher Scientific Compliant Massachusetts
262 State Street Corp. Compliant Massachusetts
335 Boston Scientific Compliant Massachusetts
476 Biogen Idec Compliant Massachusetts
5 General Motors Compliant Michigan
9 Ford Motor Compliant Michigan
47 Dow Chemical Compliant Michigan
147 Whirlpool Compliant Michigan
161 TRW Automotive Holdings Compliant Michigan
189 Lear Compliant Michigan
201 Ally Financial Compliant Michigan
205 Kellogg Compliant Michigan
222 Penske Automotive Group Compliant Michigan
287 DTE Energy Compliant Michigan
308 Stryker Compliant Michigan
321 Visteon Compliant Michigan
338 Masco Compliant Michigan
355 BorgWarner Compliant Michigan
380 CMS Energy Compliant Michigan
429 Auto-Owners Insurance Non-Compliant Michigan
441 Kelly Services Compliant Michigan
459 Con-way Compliant Michigan
481 Meritor Compliant Michigan
22 UnitedHealth Group Compliant Minnesota
38 Target Compliant Minnesota
53 Best Buy Compliant Minnesota
75 Supervalu Compliant Minnesota
102 3M Compliant Minnesota
132 U.S. Bancorp Compliant Minnesota
164 Medtronic Compliant Minnesota
181 General mills Compliant Minnesota
210 Land O'Lakes Compliant Minnesota
246 Xcel Energy Compliant Minnesota
248 Ameriprise Financial Compliant Minnesota
259 C.H. Robinson Worldwide Compliant Minnesota
268 Mosaic Compliant Minnesota
327 Hormel Foods Compliant Minnesota
332 Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Compliant Minnesota
365 Ecolab Compliant Minnesota
437 St. Jude Medical Compliant Minnesota
498 Nash-Finch Compliant Minnesota
60 Express Scripts Holding Compliant Missouri
120 Emerson Electric Compliant Missouri
224 Monsanto Compliant Missouri
289 Reinsurance Group of America Compliant Missouri
316 Peabody Energy Compliant Missouri
340 Ameren Compliant Missouri
424 O'Reilly Automotive Compliant Missouri
451 Graybar Electric Compliant Missouri
453 Centene Compliant Missouri
7 Berkshire Hathaway Compliant Nebraska
143 Union Pacific Compliant Nebraska
215 ConAgra Foods Compliant Nebraska
255 Peter Kiewit Sons' Compliant Nebraska
411 Mutual of Omaha Insurance Compliant Nebraska
278 Las Vegas Sands Compliant Nevada
288 Caesars Entertainment Compliant Nevada
331 MGM Resorts International Compliant Nevada
462 Wynn Resorts Compliant Nevada
36 Medco Health Solutions Compliant New Jersey
42 Johnson & Johnson Compliant New Jersey
55 Prudential Financial Compliant New Jersey
57 Merck Compliant New Jersey
77 Honeywell International Compliant New Jersey
194 Toyrs "R' Us Compliant New Jersey
202 Chubb Corp. Compliant New Jersey
240 Public Service Enterprise Group Compliant New Jersey
269 Automatic Data Processing Compliant New Jersey
284 NRG Energy Compliant New Jersey
294 Bed Bath & Beyond Compliant New Jersey
309 Hertz Global Holdings Compliant New Jersey
317 Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Compliant New Jersey
333 Becton Dickinson Compliant New Jersey
334 Campbell Soup Compliant New Jersey
341 Quest Diagnostics Compliant New Jersey
398 Cognizant Technology Compliant New Jersey
418 Avis Budget Group Compliant New Jersey
433 Sealed Air Compliant New Jersey
492 Celgene Compliant New Jersey
15 Verizon Communications Compliant New York
16 J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. Compliant New York
19 International Business Machines Compliant New York
20 Citigroup Compliant New York
30 INTL FCStone Non-Compliant New York
33 American International Group Compliant New York
34 MetLife Compliant New York
40 Pfizer Compliant New York
41 PepsiCo Compliant New York
68 Morgan Stanley Compliant New York
74 Hess Compliant New York
80 Goldman Sachs Group Compliant New York
86 New York Life Insurance Compliant New York
88 TIAA-CREF Compliant New York
91 News Corp. Compliant New York
95 American Express Compliant New York
103 Time Warner Compliant New York
112 Travelers Cos. Compliant New York
115 Alcoa Compliant New York
134 Bristol-Myers Squibb Compliant New York
142 Time Warner Cable Compliant New York
155 Colgate-Palmolive Compliant New York
166 Bank of New York Mellon Corp. Compliant New York
174 L-3 Communications Compliant New York
177 Viacom Compliant New York
188 CBS Compliant New York
190 Loews Compliant New York
196 Omnicom Group Compliant New York
209 Consolidated Edison Compliant New York
223 Icahn Enterprises Compliant New York
231 Marsh & McLennan Compliant New York
234 Avon Products Compliant New York
250 Guardian Life Ins. Co. of America Compliant New York
283 BlackROck Compliant New York
290 Estee Lauder Compliant New York
303 Henry Schein Compliant New York
310 Assurant Compliant New York
328 Corning Compliant New York
348 Cablevision Systems Compliant New York
358 Interpublic Group Compliant New York
360 Barnes & Noble Compliant New York
370 MasterCard Compliant New York
371 Jarden Compliant New York
384 McGraw-Hill Compliant New York
408 Eastman Kodak Compliant New York
419 PVH Compliant New York
431 Ralph Lauren Compliant New York
435 Foot Locker Compliant New York
489 CIT Group Compliant New York
13 Bank of America Corp. Compliant North Carolina
54 Lowe's Compliant North Carolina
138 Nucor Compliant North Carolina
186 Duke Energy Compliant North Carolina
267 BB&T Corp. Compliant North Carolina
277 VF Compliant North Carolina
286 Progress Energy Compliant North Carolina
301 Family Dollar Stores Compliant North Carolina
302 Reynolds American Compliant North Carolina
330 Sonic Automotive Compliant North Carolina
347 Pantry Compliant North Carolina
443 Laboratory Corp. of America Compliant North Carolina
446 SPX Compliant North Carolina
21 Cardinal Health Compliant Ohio
23 Kroger Compliant Ohio
27 Procter & Gamble Compliant Ohio
31 Marathon Petroleum Compliant Ohio
100 Nationwide Compliant Ohio
110 Macy's Compliant Ohio
126 Goodyear Tire & Rubber Compliant Ohio
160 FirstEnergy Compliant Ohio
163 Eaton Compliant Ohio
169 Progressive Compliant Ohio
176 American Electric Power Compliant Ohio
216 Parker Hannifin Compliant Ohio
256 Limited Brands Compliant Ohio
293 Sherwin-Williams Compliant Ohio
329 TravelCenters of America Compliant Ohio
336 Dana Holding Compliant Ohio
345 Owens-Illinois Compliant Ohio
366 Cliffs Natural Resources Compliant Ohio
372 Fifth Third Bancorp Compliant Ohio
381 AK Steel Holding Compliant Ohio
389 Omnicare Compliant Ohio
452 Momentive Specialty Chemicals Compliant Ohio
454 Owens Corning Compliant Ohio
467 Big Lots Compliant Ohio
470 Timken Compliant Ohio
482 Western & Southern Financial Group Compliant Ohio
494 Aleris Non-Compliant Ohio
495 J.M. Smucker Compliant Ohio
499 KeyCorp Compliant Ohio
175 Oneok Compliant Oklahoma
229 Chesapeake Energy Compliant Oklahoma
232 Devon Energy Compliant Oklahoma
325 Williams Compliant Oklahoma
136 Nike Compliant Oregon
387 Precision Castparts Compliant Oregon
29 Amerisource Bergen Compliant Pennsylvania
49 Comcast Compliant Pennsylvania
61 Sunoco Compliant Pennsylvania
113 Rite Aid Compliant Pennsylvania
140 United States Steel Compliant Pennsylvania
165 PNC Financial Services Group Compliant Pennsylvania
180 PPG Industries Compliant Pennsylvania
204 Aramark Compliant Pennsylvania
212 PPL Compliant Pennsylvania
244 H.J. Heinz Compliant Pennsylvania
247 Lincoln National Compliant Pennsylvania
265 Air Products & Chemicals Compliant Pennsylvania
296 Crown Holdings Compliant Pennsylvania
339 Universal Health Services Compliant Pennsylvania
396 Mylan Compliant Pennsylvania
397 Wesco International Compliant Pennsylvania
399 Consol Energy Compliant Pennsylvania
403 UGI Compliant Pennsylvania
404 Hershey Compliant Pennsylvania
455 Catalyst Health Solutions Compliant Pennsylvania
466 Dick's Sporting Goods Compliant Pennsylvania
468 Allegheny Technologies Compliant Pennsylvania
480 Sungard Data Systems Compliant Pennsylvania
497 Erie Insurance Group Compliant Pennsylvania
436 Domtar Compliant Quebec
18 CVS Caremark Compliant Rhode Island
236 Textron Compliant Rhode Island
313 Autoliv Compliant Stockholm
70 FedEx Compliant Tennessee
78 CHS Non-Compliant Tennessee
94 HCA Holdings Compliant Tennessee
111 International Paper Compliant Tennessee
183 Dollar General Compliant Tennessee
198 Community Health Systems Compliant Tennessee
260 Unum Group Compliant Tennessee
320 Autozone Compliant Tennessee
346 Eastman Chemical Compliant Tennessee
484 Vanguard Health Systems Compliant Tennessee
1 Exxon Mobil Non-Compliant Texas
4 ConocoPhillips Compliant Texas
11 AT&T Compliant Texas
12 Valero Energy Compliant Texas
44 Dell Compliant Texas
62 Enterprise Products Partners Compliant Texas
69 Sysco Compliant Texas
87 Plains All American Pipeline Non-Compliant Texas
101 Tesoro Compliant Texas
118 Halliburton Compliant Texas
123 AMR Compliant Texas
124 Fluor Compliant Texas
137 Kimberly-Clark Compliant Texas
141 Baker Hughes Compliant Texas
144 United Services Automobile Assn. Compliant Texas
153 J.C. Penney Compliant Texas
154 Apache Compliant Texas
167 Southwest Airlines Compliant Texas
170 HollyFrontier Non-Compliant Texas
173 Marathon Oil Compliant Texas
184 National Oilwell Varco Compliant Texas
192 Anadarko Petroleum Compliant Texas
200 Texas Instruments Compliant Texas
203 Waste Management Compliant Texas
207 Dean Foods Compliant Texas
263 EOG Resoruces Compliant Texas
264 Whole Foods Market Compliant Texas
272 Tenet Healthcare Compliant Texas
273 GameStop Compliant Texas
280 KBR Compliant Texas
282 Enbridge Energy Partners Compliant Texas
285 Western Refining Compliant Texas
305 CenterPoint Energy Compliant Texas
311 Kinder Morgan Compliant Texas
312 Energy Transfer Equity Non-Compliant Texas
326 Commercial Metals Compliant Texas
357 Energy Future Holdings Compliant Texas
361 Targa Resources Non-Compliant Texas
362 Cameron International Compliant Texas
364 Calpine Compliant Texas
368 Celanese Compliant Texas
377 NuStar Energy Compliant Texas
394 CC Media Holdings Compliant Texas
405 Group 1 Automotive Compliant Texas
417 Dr Pepper Snapple Group Compliant Texas
438 Spectra Energy Compliant Texas
475 FMC Technologies Compliant Texas
477 CVR Energy Compliant Texas
486 Susser Holdings Compliant Texas
488 El Paso Compliant Texas
490 MetroPCS Communications Compliant Texas
493 MRC Global Compliant Texas
237 Huntsman Compliant Utah
439 Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Compliant Vigrinia
187 Dominion Resources Compliant Virgina
25 Freddie Mac Compliant Virginia
92 General Dynamics Compliant Virginia
99 Philip Morris International Compliant Virginia
104 Northrop Hrumman Compliant Virginia
148 Capital One Financial Compliant Virginia
151 AES Compliant Virginia
156 Altria Group Compliant Virginia
162 Computer Sciences Compliant Virginia
218 Smithfield Foods Compliant Virginia
241 Norfolk Southern Compliant Virginia
245 SAIC Compliant Virginia
258 Genworth Financial Compliant Virginia
279 CarMax Compliant Virginia
298 Owens & Minor Compliant Virginia
356 Alpha Natural Resources Non-Compliant Virginia
369 NII Holdings Non-Compliant Virginia
373 Dollar Tree Compliant Virginia
385 Amerigroup Compliant Virginia
392 Advance Auto Parts Compliant Virginia
406 MeadWestvaco Compliant Virginia
422 Exelis Compliant Virginia
465 Gannett Compliant Virginia
491 Alliant Techsystems Compliant Virginia
37 Microsoft Compliant Washington
56 Compliant Washington
159 Paccar Compliant Washington
227 Starbucks Compliant Washington
242 Nordstrom Compliant Washington
24 Costco Wholesale Compliant Washington 
374 Weyerhauser Compliant Washington 
395 Expeditors International of Washington Compliant Washington 
67 Johnson Controls Compliant Wisconsin
116 Northwestern Mutual Compliant Wisconsin
129 Manpower Compliant Wisconsin
146 Kohl's Compliant Wisconsin
337 Oshkosh Compliant Wisconsin
382 American Family Insurance Group Compliant Wisconsin
410 Rockwell Automation Compliant Wisconsin
457 Bemis Compliant Wisconsin
458 Harley-Davidson Compliant Wisconsin




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