NEW BRITAIN – Stanley Black & Decker recently announced that more than 30 of its locations around the world are displaying a rainbow flag throughout June to honor Pride month.
According to the announcement, the flag is a visible symbol of Stanley Black & Decker’s culture in which individuals are respected and voices are heard.
“Pride month is an opportunity not only for us to recognize the LGBT-plus community, but also to celebrate the broad diversity across our employee base and explore what it means to be an inclusive community that recognizes the value of our differences,” Stanley Black & Decker’s president and CEO, Jim Loree, said in the press release. “I’ve said this before and I believe it so strongly: Diversity and inclusion are essential for achieving our vision, fulfilling our purpose and being a sustainable company where the most talented people can thrive. A culture that doesn’t embrace people who look, think and act differently will simply not get to the best solution or results.”
Earlier this year, Stanley was recognized as one of the 2019 Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality. According to the New Britain headquartered company, it received a perfect score of 100 on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index (CIE), a report on corporate practices and regulations in relation to LGBTQ workplace equality. The report is administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. More than 560 businesses in the United States earned the top marks along with Stanley.
According to the press release, the company is also showing support for the Equality Act, which would make it illegal for companies to discriminate against employees for their sexual orientation or gender identity. Stanley is supporting Pride month with activities throughout June including a sign in support of LGBT inclusion at Bradley International Airport. To learn more about Stanley Black & Decker, visit www.stanleyblackanddecker.com .