Ann Arbor, Mich. Borders Group has attained a perfect score of 100% on the 2010 Corporate Equality Index published by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, a civil rights organization working to achieve gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) equality.
This marks the fifth time and the third consecutive year that Borders Group has attained a perfect score on the Index since the HRC began publishing it in 2002.
This year's Index rated a total of 590 businesses on a scale of 0 to 100% on their treatment of GLBT employees and consumers. Ratings are based on factors such as non-discrimination policies, diversity training and benefits for domestic partners and transgender employees.
Borders Group established a diversity initiative more than seven years ago to support the business imperative of diversity in the workplace. As part of its diversity program, Borders Group has several Employee Action Groups (EAGs) that support diversity efforts in the workplace, marketplace and the local community.