Rockland Trust Earns Top Marks in 2017 Corporate Equality Index

Rockland, Mass. – December 6, 2016 – Rockland Trust Company, a commercial bank that serves Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island and is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Independent Bank Corp. (NASDAQ Global Select Market: INDB) received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The index is a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality. The survey is administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Rockland Trust joins the ranks of 517 major U.S. businesses which also earned top marks this year. 

“We are thrilled to be recognized by the Human Rights Campaign for the second year in a row as a top place to work for the LGBT community,” said Christopher Oddleifson, President and CEO of Rockland Trust. “At Rockland Trust we are committed to fostering a culture of inclusiveness and respect that welcomes the full diversity of all our colleagues and communities.”

The 2017 CEI rated 1,043 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community. Rockland Trust’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria resulted in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.

For more information on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, please click here.

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 Rockland Trust

Independent Bank Corp. (NASDAQ Global Select Market: INDB) has approximately $7.8 billion in assets and is the holding company for Rockland Trust Company, a full-service commercial bank headquartered in Massachusetts. Named in 2016 to The Boston Globe’s “Top Places to Work” list for the eighth consecutive year, Rockland Trust offers a wide range of banking, investment, and insurance services. The Bank serves businesses and individuals through approximately 100 retail branches, commercial lending offices, investment management offices, and residential lending centers located in Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, as well as through telephone and mobile banking, and the Internet. The Company is also an FDIC member and an Equal Housing Lender. To find out why Rockland Trust is the bank “Where Each Relationship Matters®”, please visit