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

∙ Chobani

∙ 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

∙ Unilever

∙ 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.