WASHINGTON — When the Human Rights Campaign Foundation released its 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), its list of “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality” included several of the top dairy processors in the United States.
Among the 842 businesses that met the criteria to receive a 100% rating from the foundation were the following companies associated with the dairy industry:
∙ Ben & Jerry’s
∙ Conagra Brands, Inc.
∙ Danone North America
∙ General Mills, Inc.
∙ Kraft Heinz Co.
∙ The Kroger Co.
∙ Land O’Lakes, Inc.
∙ Meijer, Inc.
∙ Nestle USA, Inc.
∙ Tillamook County Creamery Association
∙ Wawa, Inc.
Per the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the companies that earned top ratings “took concrete steps to establish and implement comprehensive policies, benefits and practices that ensure greater equity for LGBTQ+ workers and their families.”
The CEI is celebrating 20 years of surveying and reporting company policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality.