News - October 2005

Xerox Earns Top Score from Human Rights Campaign Foundation

For the fourth year, Xerox Corporation has earned a 100 percent rating on the Corporate Equality Index, a report issued  by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. The index rates major U.S. corporations' treatment of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees.

This year, the fourth year of the ranking, 101 companies earned a 100 percent score. In 2002, the first year of the ranking, only 13 companies earned a perfect ranking, including Xerox. Factors assessed include anti-discrimination policies, health benefits, diversity training, employee groups and advertising.

"With 101 companies scoring 100 percent, millions of Americans now have protections they would have only dreamed of a few years ago," said Daryl Herrschaft, director of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Workplace Project and lead author of the report.

Other key findings from the report include:

  • Today, 5.6 million people work at the 101 companies that scored 100 percent. In 2002, about 690,000 people were employed by the 13 companies that earned a perfect ranking.
  • Eighty-one percent of scored companies, including Xerox, offer health benefits to the domestic partners of employees, up from 70 percent in 2002.

The Human Rights Campaign is the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender political organization with members throughout the country. Over the next few weeks, it is lauding this year's "Top 101" with an ad in LGBT publications in cities across the United States , including Portland , New York , Boston , Los Angeles , Seattle and Atlanta .

For more information about the HRC Corporate Equality Index, visit

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