Food Lion Named One of America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity by Newsweek; Linda Johnson Shares
SALISBURY, NC - As diversity, equity, and inclusion have become crucial in consumers’ decisions on what companies to give their money to, Food Lion has been recognized for its commitment to these principles by Newsweek. The retailer was recently named to the publication’s list of America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity.
“The work we do to support and celebrate our associates is an ongoing priority as part [of] our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion,” said Linda Johnson, Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Communications, Food Lion. “This recognition from Newsweek underscores the importance of making Food Lion a great place to work. Our associates are the heart of Food Lion and a reflection of the diverse towns and cities we serve.”
Newsweek’s ranking scored 1,000 companies across the United States based on their value of diversity in their workplaces, a release stated. The ranking was completed in cooperation with Plant-A Insights Group, which used publicly available data, interviews with Human Resources professionals, and a large-scale employee study to develop the list.
Study respondents were asked questions about corporate culture, working environment, and more. Food Lion, which is categorized in the Consumer sector, was among the companies across six economic sectors that survey respondents said truly respect and value different kinds of people.
The retailer has received recognition for being a diverse, equitable, and inclusive employer. Over the past 13 consecutive years, Food Lion has earned a perfect 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index. For the past five years, the grocer has also been named one of the Top 50 Best-of-the-Best Corporations for Inclusion by the National Business Inclusion Consortium, spearheaded by the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. Meg Ham, President of Food Lion, is a member of the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ coalition.
Currently, Food Lion has over 82,000 associates in towns and cities across 10 states.
Congratulations to Food Lion on receiving this recognition!