From inclusive healthcare benefits to anti-discrimination policies, the Human Rights Campaign 2013 Corporate Equality Index surveys and ranks some of the nation's largest companies and their policies and practices pertaining to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.
Several of those companies are headquartered in central Pennsylvania or have major outlets in the region. Here are some of those companies and the scores given the the Human Rights Campaign. Companies were rated on a scale from 0 to 100, based on whether or not they have policies that support LGBT employees. Policies include anti-discrimination protections, domestic partner benefits, diversity training and transgender-inclusive benefits.
Companies awarded scores 80-100 were deemed successful in ensuring equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers. Companies that scored 46-79 had taken steps toward a fair-minded workplace and receive a moderate workplace equality score. Businesses ranking 0-45 rated lowest on workplace equality scores.
Wells Fargo -- 100
Bon-Ton Stores -- 90
Hershey -- 85
Rite Aid -- 60
Mars -- 60
J Heinz -- 60
Ahold USA -- 55
Bass Pro -- 15
Dicks Sporting Goods -- 15
Weis -- 15
Sheetz -- 0
84 Lumber -- 0
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