Dollar General Celebrates LGBTQIA+ Pride Month
Jun 17, 2020
Dollar General is proud to recognize and celebrate Pride Month!
At Dollar General, we fundamentally operate through our mission of Serving Others, which includes everyone. Our core value of respecting the dignity and differences of others serves as the foundation for a work environment built on mutual trust and respect, where each employee is encouraged and empowered to bring their unique perspective, authentic selves and voice to work each day. To that end, we strive to create an environment where our employees feel respected, safe to speak up and empowered to grow, fueling their motivation to give their best work.
Dollar General was recently named to Professional Woman’s Magazine (PWM) Best of the Best Employers List for Top LGBTQ+ Friendly Companies. For more than 21 years, PWM has polled hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies for its Best of the Best evaluations to bring the latest information and guidance to readers as well as encourage active outreach and diversity policies among corporations and government agencies
To further recognize Dollar General’s diversity and inclusion initiatives, Dollar General also received a high-ranking score of 90 on the Corporate Equality Index (CEI) in 2019. Started in 2002, the CEI is a national benchmarking report on businesses that gauges policies and practices as they relate to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality. The CEI is administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
In keeping with our commitment to an inclusive culture, Dollar General’s EQUAL Employee Resource Group (ERG) is dedicated to our LGBTQIA+ team members and allies. Our ERGs work to leverage differences, promote awareness and build a more inclusive culture consistent with Dollar General’s mission and core values. Our ERGs further focus on opportunities to satisfy customer needs and provide a stronger tie to the communities in which our employees live and serve.
Dollar General is also a proud sponsor of the Nashville, Tennessee 2020 Pride @ Home festival, which includes live streams of ongoing programming and an online marketplace to support Nashville Pride vendors. For more information on Nashville Pride visit nashvillepride.org/prideathome.