Sears Holdings Recognized for Embracing Diversity and Equality

11Sears Holdings scored 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s 2017 Corporate Equality Index. This perfect score is a testament to our commitment to equality through programs that reinforce inclusiveness of all associates and an understanding that diversity is a key business imperative.

“We are thrilled to once again receive a 100 percent on the HRC’s Corporate Equality Index. This marks the thirteenth year Sears Holdings has received a perfect score. I am proud of the many different backgrounds, experiences and skills our associates bring to work each day,” said Tiffany Morris, vice president of Human Resources. “Our associate networks reinforce our belief that all associates should be their authentic selves every day, and we are thankful for all the work they do to encourage and support a diverse workplace at SHC.”

This year, a record-breaking 517 businesses earned the CEI’s top score of 100, up from 407 last year. That’s a single-year increase of more than 25 percent — the largest jump in the 15-year history of the nation’s premiere benchmarking tool for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) workplace equality.

Joshua Whitton, executive sponsor of the PRIDE Network at SHC, also commented, “I couldn’t be prouder to work for a company that celebrates diversity among its workforce and the communities we serve. For the Human Rights Campaign to recognize us again this year with a perfect score on the Corporate Equality Index, it proves our commitment to equality #ShowPride.”

You can learn more about Sears Holdings’ support of the LGBT community and involvement at the 47th Annual Chicago Parade through this SHC Speaks blog post.

Here are a few images of the group’s involvement throughout the year:


2016 SHC Pride Parade


National Coming Out Day


Worlds AIDS Day Event


Orlando Memorial Event



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