Replacements, Ltd. Recognized as One of Leading U.S. Companies in Push for Workplace Equality
Only North Carolina-based company to receive perfect score 11 consecutive years
GREENSBORO, N.C., November 14, 2012 – For the eleventh consecutive year, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation awarded Replacements, Ltd. a perfect score on the HRC’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI) released earlier this morning. The Greensboro retailer is the only North Carolina-based company to achieve a 100 percent rating every year since the index began in 2002, and one of only nine companies nationally to receive a perfect score all eleven years.
The HRC Foundation is the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization. The annual report rates how major American companies treat LGBT employees, consumers and investors. A record 252 businesses earned a perfect score on the 2013 CEI, up from 189 companies achieving 100 percent the previous year. This year’s results indicate more businesses are adding gender identity protections, and internal diversity and inclusion training.
“It’s exciting to see more and more companies including and valuing LGBT employees,” says Replacements’ Founder and CEO Bob Page. “The growing number of businesses receiving a perfect score shows how far corporate America has come in recognizing a simple fact: employees should be judged on their qualifications and work performance alone, not on their sexual orientation, gender identity or other factors that don’t have anything to do with work. I urge the next Congress to join America’s leading businesses to do the right thing to secure workplace equality by passing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).”
As a top-rated business, Replacements is also recognized as one of the HRC’S “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality” and as a retailer, will be featured in the HRC’s upcoming “Buying for Equality” guide. The Corporate Equality Index 2013 report is available at www.hrc.org/cei.
About Replacements, Ltd.
Founded by Bob Page in 1981, Replacements, Ltd. carries the world’s largest selection of old and new china, crystal, silver and collectibles. The company’s 500,000 square foot facilities house an inventory of nearly 12 million pieces from over 400,000 patterns. Headquartered in Greensboro, N.C., Replacements, Ltd. serves more than ten million customers worldwide.
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