New York, NY - March 28, 2019 - Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world's largest retail bookseller, today announced that it earned a perfect score of 100 percent for the twelfth consecutive year on the 2019 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, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Barnes & Noble is one of 560 major U.S. businesses that also received top marks this year.
'We are honored to once again receive a perfect score on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation,' said Michelle Smith, Vice President, Human Resources at Barnes & Noble. 'This recognition for the twelfth year in a row reflects our longstanding commitment to diversity and equality in the workplace for our booksellers around the country.'
The 2019 CEI report 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. Barnes & Noble'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.
For more information on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
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