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Meijer Earns Top Score in Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index for Fourth Straight Year; Terry Ledbetter Comments

Meijer Earns Top Score in Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index for Fourth Straight Year; Terry Ledbetter Comments


GRAND RAPIDS, MI
Friday, January 5th, 2024

Another achievement is in the books for Meijer! The retailer recently announced that it received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index (CEI).

Terry Ledbetter, Chief Information Officer, Meijer"This achievement recognizes our ongoing commitment to LGBTQ+ inclusion both at Meijer and in the communities we serve," said Terry Ledbetter, Chief Information Officer at Meijer and Executive Sponsor for the company's Meijer Pride TMRG. "Benchmarking year after year helps ensure access to benefits, policies, resources, and relationships critical for our team members so they too can bring their best selves to work every day."

This honor is also known as the CEI Equality 100 Award, and 2024 marks Meijer’s fourth consecutive year receiving the highest score.

Meijer recently announced that it received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index

As it seeks to enrich its employees’ lives, Meijer has grown its team member resource group (TMRG) program by 300 percent in the past year. According to a press release, those groups include Meijer Pride, Meijer Disability Awareness and Advocacy Group (mDAAG), Women at Meijer, YoPro (young professionals), mVets (veterans), and MOSAIC (diverse backgrounds including cultural and faith traditions).

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
  • Corporate social responsibility

To learn more about Diversity & Inclusion at Meijer, click here.

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