Corporate Equality Index 2016: Criteria Updates & Toolkit for Success

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Updated 11/09/2018
These were the criteria updates to earn a 100 in the 2016 CEI, which remain in place for the current 2018 CEI survey.

It is with great excitement that the Human Rights Campaign Foundation announces three key changes to the Corporate Equality Index scorecard, to go into effect in calendar year 2015 for the 2016, 2017 and 2018 CEI surveys and reports.

All of the changes stem from one guiding principle: that discrimination has no place in a top-rated CEI business.

Please take a glance at the criteria changes below and click here for an in-depth look at the new requirements in our Criteria Updates & Toolkit for Success whitepaper.

For a 100% in the 2018 Corporate Equality Index report, businesses must:

  • Have sexual orientation and gender identity non-discrimination protections explicitly included in all of its operations, both within the US and global operations.
  • Require US contractors to abide by companies’ existing inclusive non-discrimination policy.
  • Implement internal requirements prohibiting company/ law firm philanthropic giving to non-religious organizations that have a written policy of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and/ or gender identity.