Apple CEO Tim Cook has announced via his Twitter account (@tim_cook) that the company has once more scored 100% in the HRC Corporate Equality Index. This marks the 13th year in a row the company has scored 100%.
Celebrating another 100% score on the HRC's Corporate Equality Index – Apple's 13th in a row. Inclusion inspires innovation. #CEI2015
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) November 19, 2014
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2015 Corporate Equality Index is the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. The five criteria they use to score companies are:
- Equal employment opportunity policy includes:
- Employment benefits
- Organizational LGBT competency
- Public commitment
- Responsible citizenship
Cook recently came out as gay in an open letter published by Bloomberg Businessweek. While Cook’s sexual orientation had been the object of speculation for years, the essay marked the first time he had publicly confirmed his sexuality.
The full CEI report can be read at the HRC’s website.