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Honors, Awards and Accolades

National recognition for our commitment to our LGBT community

We are all very proud to announce that Giant Eagle has earned a score of 90 on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s 2020 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), our highest score ever. Read more by visiting our Careers Blog.

The CEI is the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Team Members. The average CEI score for all Fortune 500 companies is 71. Giant Eagle scored significantly higher at 90, yet we will not be fully satisfied until we achieve a perfect score of 100. For more information and to view the full CEI report click here.

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Honors for our efforts to serve differently abled Team Members

While our commitment to hiring and training differently abled Team Members in meaningful roles has earned us some local, regional and national recognition, we don’t seek such attention. We do this simply because it’s the right thing to do. Still, we are proud of the praise we’ve received.

2019 Employer of the Year from the National Down Syndrome Congress

for our dedication to employing individuals who are differently abled.

2018 Employer of the Year Award from Ohio Rehabilitation Association (ORA)

which recognizes employers who have intensely hired and successfully incorporated employees with disabilities into the workforce.

2018 Employer Partner of Inclusion Platinum Award from Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities

for our commitment to providing employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

2018 Business of the Year Award from The Arc of Ohio

which recognizes employers that have exhibited strong community leadership by improving community-based employment opportunities for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

2018 Employer of the Year by Vocational Guidance Services

for doing “an outstanding job of creating opportunities for individuals who are disabled and/or disadvantaged” in the Cleveland, Ohio, area.

2017 Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities “Employment First Award”

for our commitment to valuing the contributions of people with developmental disabilities in the workplace through our career transition liaison project.

2017 Greenleaf Employer of the Year

in recognition the partnership of the Blacklick Giant Eagle, Grandview Yard Market District and Heath Giant Eagle locations with Greenleaf, and our willingness to employ and work with people who are differently abled.

Giant Eagle women in business awards

Giant Eagle is proud to support our female Team Members who continue to be recognized both regionally and nationally for their impact not only in the grocery retail business, but also in the communities where they live and serve.

Some of our awardees include:

  • 50 female Team Members selected by Progressive Grocer as Top Women in Grocery since 2012
  • Six women selected for Convenience Store News’ Top Women in Convenience since 2014
  • Multiple winners for Pennsylvania Diversity Council’s Most Powerful and Influential Woman and Griffin Publishing Company’s Women of Influence in the Food Industry
  • The Giant Eagle Women’s Business Resource Group (WBRG) was also honored for the second year in a row with the United Way of Allegheny County’s Fred Rogers Good Neighbor Award. This award recognizes organizations and companies that uphold Fred Rogers’ philosophy of changing lives through acts of kindness and volunteerism. The WBRG’s volunteer efforts have helped United Way achieve their goals to assist vulnerable or struggling neighbors in our community.

Giant Eagle signs AARP's Employer Pledge Program

Giant Eagle is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. We believe the contribution of our Team Members to organizational success is enhanced, and not limited, by their age. We celebrate the differences and believe that together we are a stronger, more united organization. Giant Eagle wants our Team Members, regardless of age, to feel valued. We are proud to be part of theAARP Employee Pledge Program — a nationwide group of employers committed to developeing diverse, high-performing organizations by leveraging workers of all ages. Read more about our pledge here.

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