For the fifth year in a row, Giant has received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index, a benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality.
Giant joins the ranks of 545 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year.
“Diversity, equity and inclusion are at the core of The Giant Company,” said Jennifer Heinzen Krueger, vice president of team experience at Giant. “We believe it’s the diversity of our team members that make us the special brand that we are and that by creating a culture where everyone is respected, valued, heard and welcomed just the way they are, we’re helping to build stronger communities and deliver on our purpose of connected families for a better future.”
The results of the 2023-2024 CEI showcase how U.S.-based companies are promoting LGBTQ+ friendly workplace policies in the United States and abroad. The first year of the CEI included 319 participants, and the 2023-2024 CEI now includes 1,384 participants; further demonstrating the tremendous trajectory of the CEI, a record-breaking 1,340 businesses have non-discrimination protections specific to gender identity, up from just 17 in 2002. These critical non-discrimination protections cover 21 million employees around the globe.
Giant’s efforts in satisfying all the CEI’s criteria earned a score of 100 and the designation as recipient of the Equality 100 Award: Leader in LGBTQ+ Workplace Inclusion.
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The CEI rates companies on detailed criteria falling under four central pillars: non-discrimination policies across business entities; equitable benefits for LGBTQ+ workers and their families; supporting an inclusive culture; and corporate social responsibility. The full report is available here.