For the fourth year in a row, Carlisle, Pennsylvania-based The Giant Company has received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index, the nation’s benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality.
The Giant Co. joins the ranks of more than 840 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year.
“Each and every team member makes us the brand that we are, and this distinction again highlights our ongoing commitment to creating a workplace culture of inclusion and belonging,” said Matt Lutcavage, VP of team experience for The Giant Co. “We are real people serving real people which is why at The Giant Company everyone is respected, valued, heard and welcomed just the way we are.”
“When the Human Rights Campaign Foundation created the Corporate Equality Index 20 years ago, we dreamed that LGBTQ+ workers, from the factory floor to corporate headquarters, in big cities and small towns, could have access to the policies and benefits needed to thrive and live life authentically,” said Jay Brown, SVP of programs, research and training for the Human Rights Campaign.
“We are proud that the Corporate Equality Index paved the way to that reality for countless LGBTQ+ workers in America and abroad. But there is still more to do, which is why we are raising the bar yet again to create more equitable workplaces and a better tomorrow for LGBTQ+ workers everywhere. Congratulations to The Giant Company for achieving the title of ‘best places to work for LGBTQ+ equality’ and working to advance inclusion in the workplace.”
The results of the 2022 CEI showcase how 1,271 U.S.-based companies are not only promoting LGBTQ+-friendly workplace policies in the U.S., but also for the 56 percent of CEI-rated companies with global operations who are helping advance the cause of LGBTQ+ inclusion in workplaces abroad.
The Giant Co.’s efforts in satisfying all the CEI’s criteria earned a 100 percent ranking and the designation as one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality.”
In 2002, the first year of the CEI, only 13 companies achieved a top-score. This year’s CEI reflects growth across every measurement category, from the adoption of inclusive non-discrimination policies to equitable health care benefits for transgender employees.
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 online at hrc.org/cei.
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