HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) announced today that it received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the 10th year in a row. The CEI evaluates top companies based on their policies toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees. Sears Holdings is one 366 major U.S. businesses, including only five Fortune 100 retailers, to attain a perfect CEI score and earn the Campaign's "Best Places to Work" distinction.
"Sears Holdings' culture values and celebrates the diversity of our employee population and the commitment to equality and inclusiveness," said Dean Carter, Chief Human Resources Officer, Sears Holdings. "It's an honor to be recognized in the CEI as a leader in this space for the 10th consecutive year."
The 2015 CEI rated 781 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community. More information on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index and a copy of the report is available at www.hrc.org/cei.
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation provides research, advocacy and education for the Human Rights Campaign, America's largest civil rights organization. They work to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality at home, work and in the community.
About Sears Holdings Corporation
Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) is a leading integrated retailer focused on seamlessly connecting the digital and physical shopping experiences to serve our members – wherever, whenever and however they want to shop. Sears Holdings is home to Shop Your Way®, a social shopping platform offering members rewards for shopping at Sears and Kmart as well as with other retail partners across categories important to them. The company operates through its subsidiaries, including Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation, with full-line and specialty retail stores across the United States. For more information, visit www.searsholdings.com.
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