Company Receives 100 percent on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s
Scorecard on LGBTQ Workplace Equality
BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 30, 2017--
Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ:ODP), a leading omnichannel
provider of business services, products and technology
today announced that it received a perfect 100 percent score on the
Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2018
Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The CEI is a national benchmarking
survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to
lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality.
“We are proud to be recognized by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation
as one of the Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality for the seventh
consecutive year,” said Zoë Maloney, senior vice president of human
resources for Office Depot, Inc. “Office Depot is committed to an
inclusive work environment that values and respects the talents and
contributions of every associate. We recruit a workforce that reflects
the diversity of the communities we serve, and offer equal opportunities
for advancement, encouraging all employees to develop to their full
The 2018 CEI rated 947 businesses in the report, which evaluates
LGBTQ-related policies and practices including non-discrimination
workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive
health care benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the
LGBTQ community. Office Depot’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s
criteria results in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best
Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of
America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality
for lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a
world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at
home, at work and in every community.
About Office Depot, Inc.
Office Depot, Inc. is a leading provider of office supplies, business
products and services delivered through an omnichannel platform.
The company had 2016 annual sales of approximately $11 billion, employed
approximately 38,000 associates, and served consumers and businesses in
North America and abroad with approximately 1,400 retail stores,
award-winning e-commerce sites and a dedicated business-to-business
sales organization – with a global network of wholly owned operations,
franchisees, licensees and alliance partners. The company operates under
several banner brands including Office Depot®, OfficeMax®, BizBox,
CompuCom®, Complete Office and Grand&Toy®. The company’s portfolio of
exclusive product brands include TUL®, Foray®, Brenton Studio®, Ativa®,
WorkPro®, Realspace® and Highmark®.
Office Depot, Inc.’s common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select
Market under the symbol “ODP.”
Office Depot, Foray, Ativa and Realspace are trademarks of The Office
Club, Inc. OfficeMax, TUL, Brenton Studio, WorkPro and Highmark are
trademarks of OMX, Inc. CompuCom is a trademark of CompuCom Systems,
Inc. and Complete Office is a trademark of Complete Office Solutions,
LLC. Grand&Toy is a trademark of Grand & Toy, LLC in Canada. ©2017
Office Depot, Inc. All rights reserved. Any other product
or company names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective
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