For the 13th year in a row, Apple has topped the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index. CEO Tim Cook made the announcement on Twitter.
Celebrating another 100% score on the HRC’s Corporate Equality Index – Apple’s 13th in a row. Inclusion inspires innovation. #CEI2015
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) November 19, 2014
The survey rates U.S. businesses based on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equality. Apple, along with a record 365 other companies, once again received a 100 percent score.
The criteria used to rank companies includes: non-discrimination policies, employment benefits, demonstrated organizational competency and accountability around LGBT diversity and inclusion, public commitment to LGBT equality, and responsible citizenship.
Last month, Cook publicly came out as gay. The Apple CEO made the announcement in an essay published by Bloomberg BusinessWeek.