Caleres Earns Top Marks in 2018 Corporate Equality Index

Caleres Earns 100 Percent on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s
Scorecard on LGBT Workplace Equality

a diverse portfolio of global footwear brands, proudly announced today
that it 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 LGBT workplace equality,
administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Caleres joins the
ranks of 609 major U.S. businesses which also earned top marks this year.

“It’s an important honor for us to again be amongst the businesses
achieving 100 percent on the corporate equality index,” said Doug Koch,
senior vice president and chief human resources officer for Caleres. “We
believe our company should be as diverse as the consumers we serve and
we are proud to be recognized on this level for that.”

The 2018 CEI rated 947 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. Caleres’ 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

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.


Caleres is a diverse portfolio of global footwear brands. Our products
are available virtually everywhere – in the over 1,200 retail stores we
operate, in hundreds of major department and specialty stores, on our
branded e-commerce sites, and on many additional third-party retail
websites. Famous Footwear and serve
as our Family brands. Our Contemporary Fashion brands include Sam
Edelman, Allen Edmonds, Franco Sarto, Vince, Via Spiga, George Brown
Bilt, Diane von Furstenberg, Fergie Footwear and Carlos Santana.
Naturalizer, Dr. Scholl’s Shoes, LifeStride, Bzees and Rykä represent
our Healthy Living brands. Combined, these brands help make Caleres a
company with both a legacy and a mission. Our legacy is our more than
130-years of craftsmanship, our passion for fit and our business savvy,
while our mission is to continue to inspire people to feel good…feet
first. Visit to
learn more about us.


Kelly Malone, 314-854-4093