Hannaford Supermarkets earns perfect score for LGBTQ+ workplace equality

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SCARBOROUGH, ME — For the 11th consecutive year, Hannaford Supermarkets received a perfect score by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for its inclusive, equitable, and non-discriminatory work environment for the LGBTQ community. Hannaford is the only grocery retailer in its market area to have received a perfect score and the only Maine-based business in all industries to have received top marks.  

“We strive every day to ensure that everyone who works or shops at our stores feels a sense of belonging and is accepted and respected,” said Todd Bullen, Hannaford’s Vice President of Operations and Executive Sponsor of Hannaford’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council.

“We are proud to have achieved a perfect score from the Human Rights Campaign in recognition for the work we do to create a safe environment that respects one another and celebrates differences,” Bullen said.

The Corporate Equality Index is the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality. Hannaford joins the ranks of over 840 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year.

According to the 2022 Corporate Equality Index report, Hannaford satisfied all of the CEI’s criteria to earn a 100 percent ranking and the designation as one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality.

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.

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