The McGraw-Hill Companies Earns Perfect Score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index

Corporation Earns Range of Recognitions for Workplace Excellence

Oct 01, 2010, 17:39 ET from The McGraw-Hill Companies

NEW YORK, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP) today announced it achieved a perfect 100 point rating by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index.

The Corporation was recognized as a top-rated business for its initiatives including its support of a gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) employee resource group, its inclusion of gender identity and sexual orientation in the company's non-discrimination policy, providing domestic partner benefits, and sponsoring GLBT organizations.

The Corporate Equality Index is an annual measurement of how large businesses in the U.S. engage with GLBT employees, consumers and investors. The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the nation's largest GLBT civil rights organization.

"Our employees are our number one priority," said Harold McGraw III, Chairman, President and CEO of The McGraw-Hill Companies. "Their diverse experiences and perspectives, integrity, insights, and passion are what set us apart. We remain committed to fostering a culture where diversity and inclusion are celebrated, and know we are at our best when a wide range of ideas are embraced."

Underscoring the Corporation's dedication to workplace excellence, McGraw-Hill was also recently named as one of the 100 best companies for family friendly benefits by Working Mother magazine for the sixth consecutive year. The company was also recognized as offering one of the best adoption-friendly workplaces by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. This is the fourth consecutive year the Dave Thomas Foundation has spotlighted McGraw-Hill.

About The McGraw-Hill Companies

Founded in 1888, The McGraw-Hill Companies is a global information and education company providing knowledge, insights and analysis in the financial, education and business information sectors through leading brands including Standard & Poor's, McGraw-Hill Education, Platts, and J.D. Power and Associates. The Corporation has more than 280 offices in 40 countries. Sales in 2009 were $5.95 billion. Additional information is available at

Release issued: October 1, 2010

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