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Delhaize, Safeway achieve top diversity scores

Delhaize America said Tuesday that it received a perfect score of 100% 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. Safeway, Pleasanton, Calif., also achieved a 100% ranking, according to CEI.


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“Delhaize America is honored to earn this top recognition again this year,” said Millette Granville, director of diversity and inclusion for Delhaize America, Salisbury, N.C. “This perfect score reinforces our strong commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for associates. 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% ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.

In all, 304 companies achieved a perfect 100% score. Other food retailers ranked in the CEI index included Supervalu (which scored 90%); Kroger (85%); Whole Foods Market (75%) and Ahold USA (55%).

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