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APPENDIX

APPENDIX B – SOCIAL DEFINITIONS

Employee Safety

The occupational health and safety for company employees, including physical workplace design and environment, vehicles, and an embedded culture of working safely.

Customer Safety

The assurance of a safe shopping environment and experience for customers of the company.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The sustained commitment to diversity among employees and equity and inclusion of all employees, regardless of gender identify, national origin, race, color, creed, sexual orientation or other background characteristic, among company employees and company leadership, as well as the diversity of the company’s suppliers and emphasis placed on minority-owned, female-owned or small businesses in the supply chain.

Employee Engagement

The degree of engagement of employees in the company’s operations and with each other, and the company’s provision of a workplace and establishment of a culture that helps all employees give their best, commit to the organization’s goals and values, participate in company internal and community outreach initiatives, and maintain their personal well-being.

Talent

The importance of effective recruiting and retention of the best people to enable achievement short- and long-term business objectives, including their training, development and career advancement opportunities.

Total Rewards

The ability of employees to earn a living wage, the degree of pay equality among similarly situated employees and the other forms of compensation and benefits provided to employees to enable them to live present day and prepare for their future.

Labor Practices

The adherence to fair labor practices in accordance with company standards and compliance with applicable laws and regulations of the company and those with which it conducts business.

Customer Accessibility

The accessibility of the company’s business and products to customers of disparate societal and economic backgrounds.

Selling Practices

The practice of diverse, inclusive, ethical and socially responsible marketing of products and services.

Social Justice

The adherence to social justice principles in the company’s positions and actions, including equity, access, participation and rights.

Community Engagement

The extent of company engagement with philanthropic causes and local communities.

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