Food Lion Named Among the “Best-of-the-Best Corporations for Inclusion” by National Business Inclusion Consortium
- by Lilian Diep
SALISBURY, NC - What are the characteristics of an industry-leading business? The answer to this may be abstract, but one point of reference is provided by recognition from influential organizations. The National Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC) is one such organization, recently naming Food Lion among the Best-of-the-Best Corporations in America committed to diversity and inclusion across all communities. This is the fourth consecutive year Food Lion has received the honor, joining the ranks of 50 other major businesses.
"At Food Lion, we are proud of our diverse and inclusive workforce, which is representative of the towns and cities we serve,” said Linda Johnson, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Food Lion. "We are honored to be named the Best-of-the-Best for a fourth consecutive year and remain committed to upholding a diverse and inclusive environment for all of our associates and customers.”
The Best-of-the-Best designation honors corporations for their commitment to America’s diverse employees and business owners, which includes LGBT people, people of color, women, and people with disabilities.
The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) formed the NBIC in 2011, and its members represent a total of over $9 trillion in annual economic strength along with significant contributions to the marketplace and workplace. Companies achieving industry-leading results across all diverse segments are eligible to receive the prestigious Best-of-the-Best designation from the NBIC, according to a press release.
“Demonstrating commitment to diversity is not only the right thing to do, but it’s also the smartest thing to do for businesses large and small,” says NGLCC Co-Founder and CEO Chance Mitchell. “The select group of Fortune 500 companies honored with a Best-of-the-Best designation are innovators and trailblazers for inclusion and are constantly raising the bar forward for themselves, their peers, and their competitors.
The presentation of those honored with the Best-of-the-Best designation will be made at the fifth annual Best-of-the-Best Awards reception held virtually on November 19.
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