Aramark Once Again Named a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality

Company Earns 100 Percent on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s
Corporate Equality Index

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aramark, a global leader in food, facilities management and uniforms,
proudly announced that it received a perfect score of 100 percent for
the fourth consecutive year on the 2018
Corporate Equality Index (CEI
), 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. Aramark joins the ranks of 609
major U.S. businesses which also earned top marks this year.

“It’s no surprise that many top-scoring businesses are also
top-performing businesses,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “They know
that creating inclusive workplaces and communities where their employees
can thrive is an investment in their own competitive edge. That’s why
LGBTQ-inclusive workplace policies are becoming the norm in the U.S.,
and having an impact around the globe.”

“Aramark is proud to once again be recognized by the Human Rights
Campaign for achieving a perfect score on the Corporate Equality Index,”
said Eric J. Foss, Aramark’s Chairman, President and CEO. “We share this
recognition with our 270,000 team members around the world who are
committed to creating a workplace culture that embraces diversity,
equality and inclusion.”

The 2018 CEI rated 1,084 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. Aramark’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 2018 Corporate Equality Index, or to
download a free copy of the report, visit

About the Human Rights Campaign Foundation

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 Aramark

Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) proudly serves Fortune 500 companies, world
champion sports teams, state-of-the-art healthcare providers, the
world’s leading educational institutions, iconic destinations and
cultural attractions, and numerous municipalities in 19 countries around
the world. Our 270,000 team members deliver experiences that enrich and
nourish millions of lives every day through innovative services in food,
facilities management and uniforms. We operate our business with social
responsibility, focusing on initiatives that support our diverse
workforce, advance consumer health and wellness, protect our
environment, and strengthen our communities. Aramark is recognized as
one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE, as well as an
employer of choice by the Human Rights Campaign and DiversityInc. Learn
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Karen Cutler, 215-238-4063