Equality Index gives some industry leaders perfect score

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Forty-three retail and consumer goods companies were among the 609 companies to receive a perfect score on 2018 Corporate Equality Index. The Index is compiled by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation and each year for the past 16 years the group assigns a percentage score to those companies it determines are advancing policies and practices to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workers.

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