Sears Holdings has scored 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s 2016 Corporate Equality Index. This perfect score is a testament to our commitment to equality through programs that reinforce inclusiveness of all associates and an understanding that diversity is a key business imperative.
“We are extremely proud to receive a perfect score on the HRC’s Corporate Equality Index for the eleventh straight year. Our associates bring many different skills, backgrounds and experiences as they serve our members each day, and we embrace and encourage diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace” said Leena Munjal, SVP, Customer Experience and Integrated Retail. “We have many associate networks that reinforce these beliefs. It is part of the company’s DNA to have employees who truly represent our members and the communities we operate in, every single day.”
“In this 2016 Corporate Equality Index, hundreds of major businesses responded to our new standards for workplace equality with exceptional leadership. Sears Holdings not only meets these standards, it goes above and beyond the call of duty, making commitment to equality a fundamental aspect of its corporate values," said Deena Fidas, HRC Foundation Workplace Equality Program Director.
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation provides research, advocacy and education for the Human Rights Campaign, America’s largest civil rights organization. It works to achieve Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) equality at home, work and in the community. Sears Holdings is one of the 407 major U.S. businesses to attain a perfect CEI score and earn the Campaign's “Best Places to Work” distinction.
You can learn more about Sears Holdings’ support of the LGBT community and involvement at the 46th Annual Chicago Parade on the SHC Speaks blog post.