Community Highlights

At Giant 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.

2022 "Best Place to Work" for Disability Inclusion

We are proud to announce that Giant Eagle has earned the designation of being a "Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion" by the Disability Equality Index for 2022, receiving a score of 100%. Some of the categories on the survey that we did particularly well 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 and completing the index helped us see where we can do even more. We are deeply dedicated to helping every Team Member feel that they belong in our community and can thrive here. 

Click here to learn more about the Disability Equality Index and to view the full report.

2022 "Best Place to Work" for LGBTQ+ Equality

We are thrilled that for a second year in a row, Giant Eagle has earned the designation of being a "Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality" in the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for 2022. We would like to thank the Giant Eagle Proud Business Resource Group for spearheading this great initiative over several years, enabling us to reach this honorable achievement again this year. 

 Click here to learn more about the Corporate Equality Index and to view the full report.

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

We are excited to announce 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 with disabilities and/or other challenges by offering them work or work-related experiences.

In the past year, we've 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 position it became evident that some of the tasks were more than she could handle physically due to her height, and that continuing in the position might per her safety at risk. To accommodate her, we identified other tasks for her to do that were suited to her friendly and outgoing personality while allowing her to continue doing some of the original tasks that she enjoyed and that she could do safely. With these adjustments, she has been very successful in her new position!

Past Honors, Awards, and Accolades

Team Member who are Differently Abled (Abilities)

  •  "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)

Women in Business
  • Women Executive of the Year” by The Griffin Report, received by Voni Woods, VP of Prepared Foods & Sushi (2018 & 2019)
  • "Top Women in Grocery" by Progressive Grocer (66 women selected since 2012)
  • "Top Women in Convenience" by Convenience Store News (11 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)
  • "Fred Rogers Good Neighbor Award" by the United Way of Allegheny County (Giant Eagle's Women’s Business Resource Group (WBRG) was also honored for the second year in a row)

  • Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality (2021) 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)
  • “Partner Against Cancer” by the American Cancer Society
  • “Celebrate Success Corporate Award” from Junior Achievement of Northwest Pennsylvania
  • “Corporate Leadership Award” from the Northeast Ohio Chapter of American Fundraising Professionals (AFP)

Environmental & Food Sustainability
  • Ranked #1 on Greenpeace's supermarket plastics scorecard (2020)
  • "Corporate Citizenship Award" from Pittsburgh Business Times for our partnership with 412 Food Rescue (2018)
  • “Top Green Fleets of 2018" from Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT) Magazine (2018)
  • Ranked #5 among all retailers nationwide by Greenpeace for our Seafood Sustainability Program (2018)
  • “Pittsburgh Business Times Corporate Citizenship Award” for our Partnership with the nonprofit organization, 412 Food Rescue (2018)
  • Ranked #11 among all retailers nationwide by Greenpeace for our Seafood Sustainability Program (2017)
  • “25th Anniversary Award” given to the Shadyside Market District in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania by Green Building Alliance for being one of their 25 projects that significantly advanced the region’s green building movement (2018)
  • Ranked #12 out of 30 on U.S. EPA Green Power Partnership’s Retail List for our commitment to renewable energy
  • “Recycling Award” winner by Gateway Recycling for recycling 48,900 tons of recyclables

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