Annual Corporate Equality Index Highlights Company’s LGBTQIA+ Efforts
Today, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation recognized Dollar General’s ongoing workplace inclusion efforts in support of LGBTQIA+ employees with the Company being included on the 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). As the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring company policies and practices related to LGBTQIA+ workplace equality, the CEI highlights Dollar General’s continued commitment to equality.
“We are grateful to the Human Rights Campaign Foundation for their recognition of our continued efforts in supporting our LGBTQIA+ colleagues and community,” said Dr. Johné Battle, Dollar General’s vice president of diversity and inclusion. “This recognition highlights our core value of respecting the dignity and difference of others. We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where every employee feels valued, respected and supported and are proud to live our mission of Serving Others.”
Dollar General demonstrates workplace inclusion through the Company’s five Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), including the Company’s EQUAL ERG, which is dedicated to LGBTQIA+ team members and allies, promoting awareness and building mutual trust and respect. Each group is organized around a chosen commonality, working to leverage differences, promote awareness, provide a stronger connection to the communities in which we live and serve and build a more inclusive culture consistent with Dollar General’s mission and core values.
About the Corporate Equality Index
Published annually since 2002, the Corporate Equality Index uses robust criteria to reflect best practices for LGBTQ inclusion and to drive companies to improve upon their commitment to the community. The criteria includes non-discrimination policies across business entities; equitable benefits for LGBTQ workers and their families; supporting an inclusive culture; and corporate social responsibility.
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community. To read the full report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
Learn more about the Company’s diversity and inclusion efforts at: https://careers.dollargeneral.com/diversity-inclusion/.