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Report: 15 Minnesota Companies Get Top Marks For LGBT Equality

The Corporate Equality Index scores companies on how well they treat LGBT employees.

Report: 15 Minnesota Companies Get Top Marks For LGBT Equality
Fifteen of Minnesota’s largest businesses got top marks for being LGBT-friendly, according to a new report by the Human Rights Campaign.
 
HRC’s “Corporate Equality Index” rates companies on the presence of non-discrimination policies, employment benefits, demonstrated competency and accountability around LGBT diversity and inclusion, public commitments to LGBT equality and “responsible citizenship.”
 
“Corporate America has long been a leader on LGBT equality, from advocating for marriage equality to expanding essential benefits to transgender employees,” HRC president Chad Griffin said in a statement. “But this year, many leading U.S. companies have broken new ground by expanding explicit non-discrimination protections to their LGBT workers across the globe.”
 
Among those that earned top marks: 3M, Ameriprise, Best Buy, Cargill, Dorsey & Whitney, Ecolab, General Mills, Hormel, Land O’Lakes, Linquist & Vennum, Medtronic, RBC Wealth Management, Robins Kaplan, Target and U.S. Bancorp. Another 13 Minnesota companies were also ranked though fell short of scoring 100 percent.
 
The Washington, D.C.-based Human Rights Campaign is the nation’s largest LGBT civil rights organization and has roots in Minnesota. It releases the Corporate Equality Index annually and said in a statement that the number of organizations throughout the country scoring 100 percent had increased from 366 last year to 407 this year. The full report can be read here.
 
The entire list of ranked Minnesota companies and their score:
  • 3M – 100
  • Ameriprise Financial – 100
  • Best Buy – 100
  • Cargill – 100
  • Dorsey & Whitney – 100
  • Ecolab – 100
  • General Mills – 100
  • Hormel Foods – 100
  • Land O’Lakes – 100
  • Lindquist & Vennum – 100
  • Medtronic – 100
  • RBC Wealth Management – 100
  • Robins Kaplan – 100
  • Target – 100
  • U.S. Bank – 100
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota – 95
  • St. Jude Medical – 95
  • UnitedHealth Group – 95
  • Xcel Energy – 90
  • Allianz Life Insurance – 85
  • Carlson – 85
  • Mosaic – 85
  • Thrivent Financial – 85
  • Supervalu – 80
  • Mayo Clinic – 65
  • Imation – 60
  • Caribou Coffee – 50
  • Patterson Dental Supply – 40
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