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BJ's Wholesale Club Receives Perfect Score in 2018 Corporate Equality Index

Retailer earns 100 percent on Human Rights Campaign Foundation's sixteenth annual survey on LGBT workplace equality

November 14, 2017 9:00 AM EST

WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Nov. 14, 2017 -- BJ's Wholesale Club proudly announced that the company received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Because of its top marks, BJ's was also named one of the Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.

"BJ's is committed to improving the lives of all our Team Members through a diverse, welcoming and inclusive workplace," said Carol Stone, senior vice president of human resources at BJ's Wholesale Club. "Integrity, respect and teamwork are at the heart of everything we do at BJ's. That's why we're proud to once again receive this recognition from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation."

The 2018 CEI rated over 945 businesses in the report, which evaluates non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBT community. BJ's Wholesale Club satisfied all of the CEI's criteria, resulting in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as one of the Best Places to Work for LGBT equality.

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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 BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc.
Headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts, BJ's is the leading operator of membership warehouse clubs in the Eastern United States. The company currently operates 215 clubs and 133 BJ's Gas® locations in 16 states. 

BJ's provides a one-stop shopping destination filled with top-quality, leading brands, including its exclusive Wellsley Farms® and Berkley Jensen® brands, along with USDA Choice meats, premium produce and delicious organics, many in supermarket sizes. BJ's is also the only major membership warehouse club to accept all manufacturers' coupons and, for greater convenience, offers the most payment options.

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BJ's is wholly owned by affiliates of Leonard Green & Partners, CVC Capital Partners and its management team.
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