Alston & Bird received a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's annual Corporate Equality Index. The Corporate Equality Index measures how U.S. companies treat their gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) employees and customers. The firm is one of only seven companies in Georgia to receive a perfect score this year. The analysis covers 446 companies. The report includes surveys from Fortune 1000, Standard & Poor's 500, Forbes' list of the 200 largest privately held firms, the American Lawyer 100 and any other company with 500 or more employees that requested a rating or for which HRC had sufficient data to derive a score. "This year, more major American businesses received a perfect rating for equality and fairness than in any other year," said Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese. "At an ever increasing pace, corporate executives understand that supporting their gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees is not only the right thing to do but it is also good for business. The findings in this years' report sends a clear message that the American workplace is rapidly becoming more inclusive of diversity."