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.
Below are some of our honors:
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 Award from Vocational Guidance Services for creating employment opportunities for individuals who are differently-abled.
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 willingness to employ and work with people who are differently abled.
2016 Best in Business Award from Ruderman Family Foundation for Giant Eagle’s exemplary practices in hiring, training and supporting people with disabilities.
2016 Catalyst Award for Best Regional Employer from Arc of the United States for supporting the inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their communities, working to assure the human rights of people with disabilities are attained, and promoting best practices in support and services for people with disabilities.
2016 Young Adult Employer Champion from the National Fund for Workforce Solutions for the Career Transition Liaison project that assists individuals with job training and support.
2016 Champion of Workplace Inclusion Award by the Parent Education and Advocacy Leadership (PEAL) Center for training and supporting youth and adults with disabilities to lead active professional lives and participate as full members of their schools and communities.
Giant Eagle Women in Business Awards
Giant Eagle is proud to support our female Team Members that 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:
Over 50 female Team Members have been selected by Progressive Grocer as Top Women in Grocery since 2012. Our 2018 Top Women in Grocery winners are: Debbie Gustafson, Sr. Application Manager; Tammy Kampsula, Director of Bakery; and Jessica Fulton-Mastrian, Sr. Store Leader
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’sWomen of Influence in the Food Industry
Lora Dikun, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Legal, Safety, Loss Prevention and Chief People Officer, was recently honored at the Circle of Hope Gala 2018 for her continued commitment to Pennsylvania Women Work
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.
National Recognition for our Commitment to our LGBT Community
Giant Eagle scored an 86% on the 2017 Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index. The Corporate Equality Index is a report published by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation as a tool to rate American businesses on their treatment of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Team Members, customers and shareholders.
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