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Awards & Recognition

At Giant Eagle, we are fiercely committed to making our workplace and communities healthier and more inclusive. We greatly appreciate any recognition our company and our amazing Team Members receive for these efforts. We believe that these acknowledgments serve as evidence that we are headed in the right direction to grow as an organization and as people, and they motivate us to strive for more progress.ant Eagle, we are committed to making our workplace and communities healthier, safer and more inclusive for everyone. We are both humbled and honored to receive the following awards, honors and accolades. We praise the hard work our Team Members, Leadership, Communities, and Partners put into making our Company an inclusive and diverse place to work.

2023 "Best Place to Work" for Disability Inclusion

For two years in a row, Giant Eagle has earned the designation as a "Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion" by the Disability Equality Index. Some categories that we excelled in are benefits and community engagement. We also did well in culture and recruitment.This recognition affirms our commitment to building an inclusive, equitable and diverse culture, but our work is never done. Completing the index helped us find areas we can improve. We will continue to dedicate ourselves to helping every Team Member feel that they belong in our community and can thrive at Giant Eagle.

2022 "Best Place to Work" for LGBTQ+ Equality

For two years in a row, Giant Eagle earned the designation as a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality” in the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, a national benchmark for policies and procedures that affect LGBTQ+ Team Members. The CEI measures corporate policies and practices concerning Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Team Members. We’re proud to be recognized as a company that goes above and beyond to foster a work environment in which everybody can feel safe, comfortable and welcome. However, the true recognition belongs to the Team Members at every level of the organization for their day-to-day commitment to equality.​​​​​​​

2021 "Power of Work Award (Hire Category)" from Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania

Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania chose Giant Eagle as a "2021 Power of Work Award" winner in the Hire Category, which honors businesses that are opening their doors and improving the lives of people who are differently abled and/or face other challenges by offering them work or work-related experiences.Recently, we hired nine Goodwill candidates from six Goodwill programs. One of the hires was a participant in Goodwill's UPMC Project SEARCH program who was hired into a position in the floral department. As she learned the job it became evident that, due to her height, some of the tasks posed safety risks to her. We identified other tasks for her to do that suited her friendly, outgoing personality while allowing her to continue doing some of the original tasks that she enjoyed and could do safely. She’s been successful in her new position with these accomodations!

Other Honors, Awards & Accolades

Team Members Who Are Differently Abled

  • “Best Place to Work” for Disability Inclusion by the Disability Equality Index (2022, 2023)
  • "Power of Work Award (Hire Category)" from Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania (2021)
  • "Community Service Award" winner by The Alpha Group of Delaware, Inc. (2021)
  • "Employer of the Year" by Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio, Inc. (2020)
  • "Employer Partners of Inclusion Platinum Award" from Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (2018, 2019, & 2020)
  • "Employer of the Year" from the National Down Syndrome Congress (2019)
  • "Employer of the Year Award" from Ohio Rehabilitation Association (2018)
  • "Business of the Year Award" from The Arc of Ohio (2018)
  • "Employer of the Year" by Vocational Guidance Services (2018)
  • “Employment First Award” from Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities (2017)
  • “Greenleaf Employer of the Year” (2017)
  • “Best in Business Award” from Ruderman Family Foundation (2016)
  • “Catalyst Award for Best Regional Employer from Arc of the United States” (2016)
  • “Young Adult Employer Champion” from the National Fund for Workforce Solutions (2016)
  • “Champion of Workplace Inclusion Award” by the Parent Education and Advocacy Leadership (PEAL) Center (2016)


  • Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality (2021, 2022) on the Corporate Equality Index (CEI) provided by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation
  • Earned a score of 90 on the Corporate Equality Index (CEI) provided by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation (2020)
  • “LGBTQ Leadership Award” from the National Diversity Council, received by Brandon Howard, Manager, Retail Technology & Operations (2019)


  • "Employer of the Year Award" from STANDING FIRM: The Business Case to End Partner Violence (2020)
  • "Corporate Leadership Award" at the 36th Annual Greater Cleveland National Philanthropy Day (2020)
  • “Community Champion Award” from Cystic Fibrosis, Western Pennsylvania Chapter (2019)
  • “Corporate Community Service Award” from Salvation Army in Pittsburgh (2019)
  • “Feeding America Mission Partner” by Feeding America (2018)

Women in Business

  • "Top Women in Grocery" by Progressive Grocer (97 women selected since 2012)
  • "Top Women in Convenience" by Convenience Store News (17 women selected since 2014)
  • "Most Powerful and Influential Woman" by Pennsylvania Diversity Council (Multiple winners)
  • "Women of Influence in the Food Industry" by Griffin Publishing Company (Multiple winners)

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