Nine Florida companies earn perfect score from HRC

By : Jamie Hyman
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Nine Florida companies are tops when it comes to LGBT equality, according to the Human Rights Campaign.

The HRC’s annual Corporate Equality Index scores companies in five areas: non-discrimination policies; employment benefits; a demonstrated organizational competency and accountability of LGBT diversity and inclusion; public commitment to LGBT equality; and responsible citizenship.

For 2016, nine Florida-based companies earned a perfect 100 percent. They are: Akerman LLP, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida Inc., Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, Darden Restaurants Inc.,  Harris Corp., Holland & Knight LLP, Office Depot Inc., Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Tech Data Corp.

“Diversity and inclusion are business imperatives at Darden, and our commitment extends to and embraces the LGBT community,” said Danielle Kirgan, Chief Human Resources Officer for Darden, in an email to Watermark. “Fostering a diverse workforce further enables us to retain the best, most talented team members.”

The HRC scored 851 companies this year. 407 of those earned a perfect score, up from 366 last year.

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