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New HRC Report: Oil and Gas Companies Continue to Improve on LGBTQ Equality in the Workplace

Parul Dubey on November 13, 2017 - in News, People

WASHINGTON – Oil and gas companies continue to underperform on LGBTQ workplace equality and inclusion, according to the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) issued today by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization.

With a record-breaking 609 businesses nationwide earning 100-point scores in the CEI, five companies — Chevron Corp., Air Products & Chemicals Inc., BP America Inc., ConocoPhillips and Shell Oil Co. — are oil and gas companies. This is an improvement from last year, where only two earned that distinction. Chevron has long been a CEI high-performer, earning a score of 100 for the past decade, demonstrating a sustained commitment to LGBTQ workplace equality and inclusion. The CEI this year rated 16 oil and gas companies.

“The top oil and gas companies in the Corporate Equality Index demonstrate a depth of investment in LGBTQ inclusion amongst a top tier of businesses, and the sector as a whole has made major improvements over the past year,” said Deena Fidas, Director of the HRC Foundation’s Workplace Equality Program.

Employer Name City State Score
Air Products & Chemicals Inc. Allentown PA 100
BP America Inc. Houston TX 100
Chesapeake Energy Corp. Oklahoma City OK 80
Chevron Corp. San Ramon CA 100
Columbia Pipeline Group Houston TX 70
ConocoPhillips Houston TX 100
Exxon Mobil Corp. Irving TX 95
Hess Corp. New York NY 65
Marathon Oil Corp. Houston TX 85
Marathon Petroleum Corp. Findlay OH 85
ONE Gas Inc. Tulsa OK 70
ONEOK Inc. Tulsa OK 95
Phillips 66 Houston TX 85
Shell Oil Co. Houston TX 100
Spectra Energy Corp. Houston TX 85
Williams Companies Inc. Tulsa OK 80

HRC’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI) is America’s premiere benchmarking tool for LGBTQ workplace equality. The results of this year’s CEI, showcases how hundreds of U.S.-based multinational companies are not only promoting LGBTQ-friendly workplace policies in the U.S., but helping to advance the cause of LGBTQ inclusion in the workplace abroad.

The CEI rates companies and top law firms on detailed criteria falling under five broad categories:

  1. Non-discrimination policies
  2. Employment benefits
  3. Demonstrated organizational competency and accountability around LGBTQ diversity and inclusion
  4. Public commitment to LGBTQ equality
  5. Responsible citizenship

The full report is available online at www.hrc.org/cei.


The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual,transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community

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