Apple earns 100% score on Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index for 13th year in a row

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The Human Rights Campaign this week published its annual Corporate Equality Index rankings rating American workplaces on LGBT equality, and Apple once again earned a score of 100 percent, achieving a perfect ranking for the 13th straight year.




In all, 14 of the top 20 Fortune-ranked companies received 100 percent rankings from the HRC, putting Apple in the mix with Chevron Corp., General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co., AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, IBM and more. The ratings are based on submitted surveys on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality policies, and this year a record 306 Fortune 500 companies participated.

Among all 781 participants, 366 companies earned a perfect 100 percent score, earning the distinction of "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality." To put the achievements in perspective, a decade ago, just 13 percent of participating businesses achieved a 100 percent score.

Surveys submitted by participating businesses ranked their non-discrimination policies on both sexual orientation and gender identity. Two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies and 89 percent of CEI businesses offer explicit gender non-discrimination protections, while one-third of the Fortune 500 and over half of CEI participants offer transgender-inclusive health care coverage.




Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook took to Twitter on Wednesday to spotlight his company's 100 percent score on the index, noting that it was the 13th time in a row that Apple has achieved a perfect score. The CEO also added: "Inclusion inspires innovation."

In addition to participating in the CEI for over a decade, Apple has also taken its own internal steps to improve accountability and diversity. Earlier this year, the iPhone maker published a detailed report on the diversity of its workforce, revealing that its U.S.-based employees are overwhelmingly male and white --?a breakdown that Cook said must be improved.

"We are making progress, and we're committed to being as innovative in advancing diversity as we are in developing our products," Cook said at the time.
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  • Reply 1 of 92
    So, it's really about LGBT issues, not so-called "human rights"... got it.
  • Reply 2 of 92
    The day that Apple's workforce is 100% white and male will be a happy day indeed.
  • Reply 3 of 92
    The day that Apple's workforce is 100% white and male will be a happy day indeed.

    What? Why? Get the best workers for the job. Full stop. Special privileges for any group of people treated as a collective, rather than as individuals, is disgusting.
  • Reply 4 of 92
    "Human Rights" and "Equality", the top two propaganda terms of our time. Forget about human rights or equality if you're conservative, heterosexual, Christian, and male. Social Justice Warriors (SJWs) are fully on the side of repression when it comes to these undesirable groups.
  • Reply 5 of 92
    The day that Apple's workforce is 100% white and male will be a happy day indeed.

    What? Why? Get the best workers for the job. Full stop. Special privileges for any group of people treated as a collective, rather than as individuals, is disgusting.

    I couldn't agree more.

    And if those best workers happen to be all white and all male, then so be it.
  • Reply 6 of 92
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    So, it's really about LGBT issues, not so-called "human rights"... got it.

     

    Yep, they're the only humans that count, evidently.

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    The day that Apple's workforce is 100% white and male will be a happy day indeed.

    I chuckled. That being said, it doesn't need to be 100%.

     

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    What? Why? Get the best workers for the job. Full stop. Special privileges for any group of people treated as a collective, rather than as individuals, is disgusting.

     

    This.

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    "Human Rights" and "Equality", the top two propaganda terms of our time. Forget about human rights or equality if you're conservative, heterosexual, Christian, and male. Social Justice Warriors (SJWs) are fully on the side of repression when it comes to these undesirable groups.

     

    I fit all those categories. Luckily I'm like Tim and have 'the skin of a rhinocerous'.

  • Reply 7 of 92
    paxmanpaxman Posts: 4,616member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Nick29 View Post



    "Human Rights" and "Equality", the top two propaganda terms of our time. Forget about human rights or equality if you're conservative, heterosexual, Christian, and male. Social Justice Warriors (SJWs) are fully on the side of repression when it comes to these undesirable groups.



    Yes, if you are white, heterosexual and male you really need special consideration. Oh cry me a river. Boo-hoo, no human rights for you.

    [fade in the violins]

  • Reply 8 of 92
    paxman wrote: »

    Yes, if you are white, heterosexual and male you really need special consideration. Oh cry me a river. Boo-hoo, no human rights for you.
    [SIZE=8px][fade in the violins][/SIZE]

    What are "human rights" anyway? Which Constitution protects humans? If our "human rights" are violated, who is responsible for righting the wrongs?

    Sounds like a load of Marxist doublespeak to me.
  • Reply 9 of 92
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 7,482member
    Quote:
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    What? Why? Get the best workers for the job. Full stop. Special privileges for any group of people treated as a collective, rather than as individuals, is disgusting.



    If only that were true. The reality is that these corporations DO make hiring decisions based on race, sexual orientation, and gender in order to stay politically correct. They DO have quotas. They DO commit reverse discrimination. My daughter (Caucasian with MBA degree and seven years experience)  experienced it first hand. She responded to an online employment ad from a giant national bank. She sent in her resume but when the HR rep called it became perfectly clear that they were only interested interviewing black female candidates with MBA credentials. When my daughter pointed out that the ad had not mentioned that fact the HR rep started backpedalling like crazy, told her that someone would be calling her back to schedule an interview, which of course never happened. And, by the way, that online ad disappeared the next day. 

     

    So don’t go blabbering on about how the best qualified applicants should be hired no matter their race, color, or creed. Tim Cook himself said Apple would be trying to hire more women and minorities in order to be more ‘balanced’ ...err politically correct.

  • Reply 10 of 92
    So, it's really about LGBT issues, not so-called "human rights"... got it.

    LGBT issues ARE Human Rights.
  • Reply 11 of 92
    What are "human rights" anyway? Which Constitution protects humans? If our "human rights" are violated, who is responsible for righting the wrongs?

    The proper legislation (via the courts.)
  • Reply 12 of 92
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    The proper legislation (via the courts.)



    The courts have no business legislating.

  • Reply 13 of 92
    quadra 610 wrote: »
    LGBT issues ARE Human Rights.

    Which Constitution and government protects "human rights"?

    The point is, there is no such thing. These "rights" are made up and don't exist. In the US we have constitutionally recognized and protected rights that are understood to be inherent and everything else not enumerated in the Constitution is left to the states and the people. There is no world government going around protecting humans and their "rights". If there was, wouldn't they have invaded China by now? Or North Korea? Or (insert country here)?
  • Reply 14 of 92

    Oh great.  Another article for the social conservatives on this site to complain about a level playing field.

  • Reply 15 of 92

    The courts have no business legislating.

    True. Courts interpret the laws, they don't create them.
  • Reply 16 of 92
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    I couldn't agree more.



    And if those best workers happen to be all white and all male, then so be it.



    I love your underlying assumption that white is always right.  Good thing no one cared about Jobs being half Syrian.

     

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  • Reply 17 of 92
    Oh great.  Another article for the social conservatives on this site to complain about a level playing field.

    How about those whom are socially liberal and fiscally conservative?
  • Reply 18 of 92
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    So, it's really about LGBT issues, not so-called "human rights"... got it.



    Gays are humans.  So are women and people of color.  

     

    Remember the old days, when Irish and Easter European immigrants were considered garbage by people like you?

  • Reply 19 of 92

    Gays are humans.  So are women and people of color.  

    Remember the old days, when Irish and Easter European immigrants were considered garbage by people like you?

    Oh, boy. Here come the assumptions and name-calling, right on schedule.

    Read post #14 and come back when you have an answer.
  • Reply 20 of 92
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    How about those whom are socially liberal and fiscally conservative?



    Why would they complain?  ROI issues?  

     

     

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     Mr. Cook replied –with an uncharacteristic display of emotion–that a return on investment (ROI) was not the primary consideration on such issues. “When we work on making our devices accessible by the blind,” he said, “I don’t consider the bloody ROI.” It was the same thing for environmental issues, worker safety, and other areas that don’t have an immediate profit. The company does “a lot of things for reasons besides profit motive. We want to leave the world better than we found it.”


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