Great news for holiday shoppers who will be hitting Abercrombie & Fitch, Starbucks and Target this Black Friday: all three companies get top rankings in the new Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation's Buyer's Guide.
The report, also titled "Buying for Workplace Equality 2013," divides popular businesses and their related products into three categories based on their score on the HRC Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index. With a score of 100, Abercrombie & Fitch and Target rank alongside General Mills and Kellogg's as being among the businesses and brands to receive the highest workplace equality scores.
On the flip side, the Trump Organization, Urban Outfitters and even Tupperware received considerably less favorable ratings, placing them among the report's businesses/brands to receive the lowest workplace equality scores.
“It’s not often people think of ‘Black Friday’ as an occasion to take a stand for LGBT equality, but the HRC Buyers’ Guide is the tool fair-minded consumers need to do just that,” HRC President Chad Griffin said in an email statement. “With historic electoral wins for equality earlier this month, it is clear Americans care about how companies treat their LGBT workers.”
See a selection of the rankings below:
See a selection of the results in the slideshow below: