Replacements, Ltd. named one of 2007 best places to work in U.S.
GREENSBORO, N.C., January 8, 2007 ? The Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the nation?s largest gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) civil rights organization, today named Replacements, Ltd. as one of the Best Places to Work for GLBT Equality 2007. This honor is given to companies that achieved 100 percent on the HRC?s 2006 Corporate Equality Index, which rated how major American companies treat GLBT employees, consumers and investors. Replacements has received a perfect score every year since the HRC started its index in 2002.
Over the past months, many national publications have chronicled the movement of corporate America to become increasingly pro-equality. Replacements stepped out ahead of this push more than a decade ago by adopting groundbreaking GLBT policies during a time when most companies weren?t sure how to handle this issue.
"Being inclusive and creating an open, honest and safe environment for everyone is one of our long-term core values, because it?s the right thing to do," said Replacements, Ltd. founder and owner Bob Page. Replacements was one of the first North Carolina companies to offer domestic partner benefits.
"We make employment decisions based on an individual?s qualifications and job performance. Decisions based on an employee's sexual orientation or gender identity/expression have no place in business, and I think successful companies understand that very clearly," added Page.
Replacements, Ltd. is one of 142 companies making the HRC?s 2007 Best Places to Work for GLBT Equality, and the only company headquartered in the Piedmont-Triad on the list. Others include Apple Computer, Bank of America, Coca-Cola Company, Ford Motor Company and Dell. For a complete list, visit www.hrc.org/placestowork.
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. Their 425,000 square foot facilities house an inventory of over 250,000 patterns. Headquartered in Greensboro, NC, Replacements, Ltd. serves more than seven million customers worldwide.
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