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Dollar General publishes annual Serving Others report

In addition to publishing its annual Serving Others report, the retailer announced that Denine Torr has been named its new vice president of corporate social responsibility and philanthropy.

Dollar General is shining a light on its environmental, social and governance efforts to benefit its employees, customers and communities with its annual Serving Others report.

“Dollar General’s mission of Serving Others is both the cornerstone of our culture and a guiding force in our future and was on full display in fiscal 2020,” Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO said. “Since our inception 82 years ago, our focus has remained on helping each of our customers stretch their budgets on items they need and want for their families. This year’s report details how we furthered and embodied our mission to positively impact our customers, employees and communities during an unprecedented year.”

In the report, the retailer highlights its comprehensive COVID-19 response efforts, as well as its progress on diversity and inclusion efforts it pledged to make earlier in the year, including its $5 million pledge to support organizations that aim to accelerate racial and social justice efforts to create a more inclusive community.

Other key figures in the report include an overview of its employee training and development programs, its expanded Better For You initiative that serves nearly 7,300 locations, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s impact on communities it serves and how the retailer has worked to reduce its environmental footprint.

In addition, the company is using this moment to announce that Denine Torr will serve as its new vice president of corporate social responsibility and philanthropy.

“We are equally excited to announce Denine Torr’s promotion to vice president, CSR and philanthropy. Denine’s exceptional Dollar General and corporate charitable experience over the past two decades positions her well to lead our accelerated efforts around corporate social responsibility and environmental, social and governance initiatives,” Vasos added.