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Kroger Named One of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality for the Second Consecutive Year

January 21, 2020 GMT
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CINCINNATI, Jan. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today announced it earned its second consecutive perfect score on the 2020 Corporate Equality Index, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s national benchmarking tool for corporate policies and practices supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) employees.

The annual survey assesses non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBTQ community. Kroger met or exceeded all Corporate Equality Index criteria, resulting in a perfect score of 100 and designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.

“Kroger is extremely proud that HRC has once again recognized our unwavering commitment to promoting and celebrating diversity, inclusion and belonging across our company, our industry and our communities,” said Tim Massa, Kroger’s senior vice president and chief people officer. “This recognition reinforces the people-first, inclusive culture that we’ve built at Kroger. It’s also a testament to the LGBTQ associates and allies who have shown us what we do well and where we can improve.”

Kroger’s LGBTQ Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Highlights:

“We will continue to put action behind our words to ensure every Kroger associate is empowered to be their true self at work,” added Massa. “There is great power in recognizing our unconscious biases, learning from each other and listening to understand, so we can best support the people who matter most: our associates.”

The Human Rights Campaign is the nation’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization that envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured equality at home, work and in every community.

For more information on the 2020 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.

About The Kroger Co.
At The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), we are Fresh for Everyone™ and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®. We are, across our family of companies, nearly half a million associates who serve over 11 million customers daily through a seamless shopping experience under a variety of banner names. We are committed to creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025. To learn more about us, visit our newsroom and investor relations site.

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