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Wawa, BP, GetGo, Others Recognized for LGBTQ+ Efforts

Retailers and suppliers earn perfect scores on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index
Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index

WASHINGTON — Wawa, BP America and the parent companies of GetGo and Meijer Gas Stations, along with dozens of suppliers to convenience stores, earned perfect scores on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality.

The results of the 2022 CEI showcase how 1,271 U.S.-based companies are not only promoting LGBTQ+-friendly workplace policies in the U.S. and abroad.

“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, the Human Rights Campaign’s senior vice president of programs, research and training.

C-store-related chains to earn 100% on the index include:

  • Altria Group Inc.
  • Anheuser-Busch Cos.
  • Blue Triton Brands
  • BP America
  • C&S Wholesale Grocers
  • Chevron Corp.
  • The Coca-Cola Co.
  • Conagra Brands
  • ConocoPhillips
  • Constellation Brands
  • Danone North America
  • Del Monte Foods
  • Diageo North America
  • E&J Gallo Winery
  • Ecolab Inc.
  • General Mills
  • Giant Eagle
  • The Hershey Co.
  • Kellogg Co.
  • Keurig Dr Pepper
  • The Kraft Heinz Co.
  • Mars Inc.
  • Meijer Inc.
  • Molson Coors Beverage Co.
  • Mondelez International
  • NCR Corp.
  • Nestle USA
  • New Belgium Brewing Co.
  • NielsenIQ
  • Ocean Spray Cranberries
  • PepsiCo
  • Philip Morris International
  • Phillips 66
  • RBC Capital Markets
  • Reynolds American Inc.
  • Shell Oil Co.
  • Starbucks Corp.
  • Wawa Inc.

The index, which was released on Jan. 27 and can be found here, measures key performance indicators such as non-discrimination policies; equitable employment benefits; inclusive culture; public commitment to LGBTQ+ equality; and responsible citizenship.

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