First Posted: 04/11/10 06:12 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 04:30 PM ET

The Human Rights Campaign, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender lobbying group and political action committee, recently released the findings from its 2010 Corporate Equality Index.

In what the organization says has become "the premier benchmark for businesses to gauge their success on LGBT inclusion against competitors," the annual survey assesses corporate treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees at hundreds of the largest and most successful American companies. The major criteria included in the evaluation include whether discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity is prohibited and whether same-sex partners are eligible for health insurance benefits. The index also considers diversity training, in-house LGBT resource groups and company advertising and marketing campaigns.

This year, the HRC says a record 305 businesses, representing over 9.3-million full-time employees, earned perfect scores in the index. But not all of the companies surveyed displayed a high level of fairness and inclusiveness, and some earned scores in the index that were downright dismal.

Check out the companies that scored the worst in the HRC survey of corporate LGBT policy below:


#1 Exxon Mobil Corp.
Exxon Mobil tied for worst in the Corporate Equality Index with a score of 0. The energy giant does not prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity and does not provide spousal health benefits to same-sex partners.
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