95% of Fortune 500 Companies Have Inclusive Non-Discrimination Policies

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A record 477 (95.4%) of the 2012 FORTUNE 500 Companies voluntarily include sexual orientation in their employment non-discrimination policies, according to Equality Forum. Starting in 2004, 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 has made the case to include sexual orientation in a companies’ non-discrimination policies to FORTUNE 500 CEOs, HR Directors, and members of their Board of Directors as well as convincing shareholder that this type of non-discrimination policy is worthwhile. In 2004, there were 323 (64.6%) of the FORTUNE 500 Companies that provided sexual orientation workplace protection.

The full list of companies that support non-discrimination policies can be seen by clicking here.

For the 23 that don’t (including some travel-related ones like Sands Resorts), click after the jump…

1 Exxon Mobil Non-Compliant
30 INTL FCStone Non-Compliant
78 CHS Non-Compliant
87 Plains All American Pipeline Non-Compliant
144 United Services Automobile Assn. Non-Compliant
161 TRW Automotive Holdings Non-Compliant
170 HollyFrontier Non-Compliant
191 DISH Network Non-Compliant
230 Liberty Interactive Non-Compliant
278 Las Vegas Sands Non-Compliant
312 Energy Transfer Equity Non-Compliant
352 Spectrum Group International Non-Compliant
356 Alpha Natural Resources Non-Compliant
361 Targa Resources Non-Compliant
369 NII Holdings Non-Compliant
402 CF Industries Holdings Non-Compliant
424 O’Reilly Automotive Non-Compliant
427 Seaboard Non-Compliant
429 Auto-Owners Insurance Non-Compliant
449 Rock-Tenn Non-Compliant
453 Centene Non-Compliant
455 Catalyst Health Solutions Non-Compliant
494 Aleris Non-Compliant


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