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Delhaize America received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2014 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
“Delhaize America is honored to earn this top recognition again this year,” said Millette Granville, director of diversity and inclusion for Salisbury, N.C.-based Delhaize America. The perfect score “reinforces our strong commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for associates,” added Granville. “Through employee resource groups and volunteer support, we are building a more inclusive company and stronger communities.”
The 2014 CEI rated 934 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices, including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBT community. Delhaize America’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria have resulted in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.
“This will go down in history as the year that corporate support for equality left the boardroom and reached each and every corner of this country,” said Chad Griffin, president, Human Rights Campaign. “Not only do fair-minded companies guarantee fair treatment of millions of LGBT employees in all 50 states, but now those same companies are fighting for full legal equality in state legislatures, in the halls of congress and before the U.S. Supreme Court.”
More information on the 2014 Corporate Equality Index is available here.
Delhaize America has more than 1,500 stores along the East Coast operating under the Bottom Dollar Food, Food Lion, Harveys, Hannaford Supermarkets, Reid’s and Sweetbay banners in 18 states.