Grainger sales marginally down, but earns perfect score in Corporate Equality Index

Grainger has reported a slight dip in sales results for November 2016, compared like-for-like with the same month last year.

Company daily sales were down 3% in November 2016 versus November of 2015, driven by a 1% point decline in volume, a 1% decline in price and a 1% point decline from lower sales of seasonal products.

The month of November 2016 had 21 selling days, one more than the previous year, so the 2016 fourth quarter will have 63 selling days, one fewer than the 2015 fourth quarter.

  • United States -3%
  • Canada -17% (-17% in local currency)
  • Other Businesses +6% (+7% in local currencies)

Grainger earns perfect score on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index

In other news from the group this week, Grainger earned a perfect score on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the third consecutive year and the designation of “Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

The 2017 CEI rated 1,043 businesses in the survey and Grainger joined 517 major US businesses in earning top marks for 2017.

“We are proud to be recognized again this year for our commitment to an inclusive workplace where all team members feel safe, valued and encouraged to contribute their best thinking,” said Grainger Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer Joseph High. “When we work to create a culture where we respect, welcome and leverage similarities and differences, we attract and retain the best talent, while getting to the best outcome for our customers and the business.”

Grainger offers full benefits for same-sex domestic spouses and partners and has global policies that prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Grainger also supports the LGBT community through its corporate partnership with the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, sponsorship of the 2016 Reaching Out MBA conference, annual participation in Chicago’s Pride Parade and its internal Business Resource Group, the Equality Alliance.

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