Trillium Asset Management Hits a Perfect "10" on Gay and Lesbian Values Index(Archive)
Trillium Asset Management was one of only five companies to score a perfect “10” on this year’s annual Gay and Lesbian Values Index (glvIndex), which awards points for meeting certain criteria. Joining TAMC in the top tier were Apple Computer, American Airlines, Lucent Technologies and Xerox Corporation.
This is the fifth year for the glvIndex, which is compiled by Grant Lukenbill, the author of Smart Spending, The Gay and Lesbian Guide to Socially Responsible Shopping and Investing (Alyson 1999), and Untold Millions, Secret Truths About Marketing to Gay and Lesbian Consumers (Haworth 1999).
The rating criteria are as follows:
A written, company-wide sexual orientation nondiscrimination employee policy statement printed in employee manual or posted prominently on corporate premises. (3 points) Written, company-wide transgender nondiscrimination employee policy statement printed in employee manual or posted prominently on corporate premises. (1 point) Same sex domestic partner health care benefit coverage for all employees. Announced but not yet implemented, labor only, or management only policies receive only one point. (2 points) No significant third party support, or majority stockholder affiliation (51% or more of voter shares) or ties to acknowledged anti-gay groups or those aggressively seeking to overturn or prevent passage of g/l legal protections. (1 point) Company supported GLBT employee group, or management diversity training inclusive of workplace sexual orientation issues. (2 points) Nationally visible gay/lesbian corporate advertising, event sponsorship or ongoing charitable giving initiative to major political or community-oriented gay/lesbian group. (1 point)