Replacements Again Recognized as Corporate Leader in the Ongoing Push for Workplace Equality

Company also launches major solar energy project
November 9, 2017Press Release

       GREENSBORO, N.C.—The Human Rights Campaign Foundation named Replacements, Ltd. as one of the top U.S. firms leading the charge for workplace equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) Americans.

Replacements is one of only eight U.S. companies to achieve a perfect score on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI) all 16 years the civil rights organization has monitored American corporations.

The report evaluates policies and practices including workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBTQ community. Businesses like Replacements achieving a 100 percent ranking are designated as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.

“Danica Roem’s victory this week in Virginia is a great win for the LGBTQ community,” says Replacements Founder and CEO Bob Page. “While her election is a huge step forward, unfortunately it’s become very clear that corporate leadership must set the example in protecting LGBTQ employees, especially the transgender community. Recent proposed actions seem to specifically target transgender Americans, and that absolutely needs to stop; no person, for any reason, should be made to feel singled out or picked on. That’s why we must loudly continue to let Washington know it’s past time for Congress to pass comprehensive workplace non-discrimination legislation to protect all people.”

In other company news, Replacements is transforming the roof of the company’s massive facility into one of the largest commercial rooftop solar projects in central North Carolina. The retailer is partnering with Cary, N.C.-based Yes Solar Solutions to install 4,072 325-watt solar panels, estimated to offset Replacements’ energy usage by 30 percent.

“This project truly reflects our longtime commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship,” says Replacements’ Chief Marketing Officer Linh Calhoun. “We first started thinking about the possibility of using solar energy six years ago during our last building expansion when we designed the roof of the addition to hold the weight of solar panels. We’re thrilled Yes Solar Solutions is helping us make that vision a reality.”

The project marks Yes Solar Solutions’ largest commercial installation to date and reaches the maximum system size limit allowed for a net metered solar project in North Carolina.

“Yes Solar is proud to partner with Replacements, Ltd., a company that shares our strong commitment to protecting the environment,” says Co-Founder and President Stew Miller. “Helping our customers reach their financial and sustainability goals is a source of pride for our company, and we look forward to commissioning this solar system soon and maintaining our strong relationship with Replacements into the future.”

Panels are tilted based on Replacements’ latitude to generate the most electricity throughout the entire year.


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