Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO
Warren Buffet has dismissed a report that gave his investment firm a
low score for its LGBT policies.
Berkshire scored a “0” on the Human
Rights Campaign's (HRC) annual Corporate Equality Index (CEI), which
ranks companies based on employment policies and practices pertaining
to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.
Appearing on cabler CNBC's On
The Money, Buffet explained that it's company policy not to
respond to surveys.
“We get surveys all the time … on
all kinds of things, and we basically don't answer them,” Buffet
“I do not set the policies for the 75
companies,” he said, then added, “Certainly, our managers know
how I feel. I am 100% for full rights, in every respect, for gays
An HRC spokesman responded: “We
believe, as do the majority of Fortune 1,000 companies, that
proactive nondiscrimination policies should be in place by every
company to reflect their commitment to equal treatment to all of its