ARKANSAS (KFSM) – Some Fortune 500 companies that have headquarters in Northwest Arkansas like Walmart and Tyson Foods Inc. have raised their scores on the annual 2015 Human Rights Campaign LGBT Equality Report.
This report marks the 13th year since the Human Rights Campaign started measuring LGBT equality in the workplace, the report states. The Human Rights Campaign report looks at how Fortune 500 companies make progress in the area of equal rights in the workplace for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender American workers and then gives each company a score based on their progress, the report states.
Both Walmart and Tyson raised their scores from the 2014 report, according to score data.
In the 2014 report released last year, retail giant Walmart, headquartered in Bentonville, scored an 80. In the 2015 report, that score raised to a 90.
The score for Tyson, headquartered in Springdale, in the 2014 report was a 15, but in the 2015 report, the score doubled to 30.
Not all Fortune 500 companies headquartered in Northwest Arkansas raised their scores, however. Trucking company J.B. Hunt, headquartered in Lowell, didn’t receive a score in the 2014 report, and in the 2015 report, they received a score of zero.
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