C&S WHOLESALE GROCERS EARNS TOP SCORE IN HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN FOUNDATION’S 2022 CORPORATE EQUALITY INDEX

C&S Earns Designation as One of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality for the Second Year in a Row

Keene, N.H. — C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc., an industry leader in supply chain solutions and wholesale grocery supply in the United States, is proud to announce that it has again received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality. C&S joins the ranks of more than 840 major U.S. businesses that also scored top marks this year, earning the designation as one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality.

“At C&S, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is more than just an initiative. It’s part of our culture and the way we do business every day,” said Miriam Ort, Chief Human Resources Officer, C&S Wholesale Grocers. “We work continuously to positively impact our employees and communities by nurturing an environment that fosters belonging, values differences and empowers everyone to share their experiences, ideas and vision for a better C&S. We are proud to be recognized by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and are committed to making ongoing progress on LGBTQ+ workplace inclusion in the years to come.”

“When the Human Rights Campaign Foundation created the Corporate Equality Index 20 years ago, we dreamed that LGBTQ+ workers — from the factory floor to corporate headquarters, in big cities and small towns — could have access to the policies and benefits needed to thrive and live life authentically,” said Jay Brown, Human Rights Campaign Senior Vice President of Programs, Research and Training. “We are proud that the Corporate Equality Index paved the way to that reality for countless LGBTQ+ workers in America and abroad. But there is still more to do, which is why we are raising the bar yet again to create more equitable workplaces and a better tomorrow for LGBTQ+ workers everywhere. Congratulations to C&S for achieving the title of ‘best places to work for LGBTQ+ equality’ and working to advance inclusion in the workplace.”

The CEI rates employers providing crucial protections to more than 20 million U.S. workers and an additional 18 million abroad. Companies rated in the CEI include Fortune magazine’s 500 largest publicly traded businesses, American Lawyer magazine’s top 200 revenue-grossing law firms, and hundreds of publicly and privately held mid- to large-sized businesses.

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; and
  • Corporate social responsibility. 

The full report is available online at www.hrc.org/cei.

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About C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.
C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. is an industry leader in supply chain solutions and wholesale grocery supply in the United States. Founded in 1918 as a supplier to independent grocery stores, C&S now services customers of all sizes, supplying more than 7,500 independent supermarkets, chain stores, military bases and institutions with over 100,000 different products. We are an engaged corporate citizen, supporting causes that positively impact our communities. To learn more, please visit www.cswg.com.

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About Human Rights Campaign Foundation
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) people. Through its programs, the HRC Foundation seeks to make transformational change in the everyday lives of LGBTQ+ people, shedding light on inequity and deepening the public’s understanding of LGBTQ+ issues, with a clear focus on advancing transgender and racial justice. Its work has transformed the landscape for more than 15 million workers, 11 million students, 1 million clients in the adoption and foster care system and so much more. The HRC Foundation provides direct consultation and technical assistance to institutions and communities, driving the advancement of inclusive policies and practices; it builds the capacity of future leaders and allies through fellowship and training programs; and, with the firm belief that we are stronger working together, it forges partnerships with advocates in the U.S. and around the globe to increase our impact and shape the future of our work.


C&S Media Contact:
Lauren La Bruno
Vice President of Communication, Change Management and Community Relations
C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.
llabruno@cswg.com

C&S Investor Relations Contact:
Karen Blomquist
Director of Investor Relations
C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.
IR@cswg.com