Human Rights Campaign Foundation Designates Rockland Trust a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality

Earns Perfect Score in the 2018 Corporate Equality Index

Rockland, Mass. – November 9, 2017 – The Human Rights Campaign Foundation announced the results of its 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), which placed Rockland Trust among the top ranks of major U.S. businesses who received a perfect score of 100 percent on the Index.

A national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality, the Index evaluates non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBTQ community.

Historically, over 1,000 businesses are rated in the report each year. Rockland Trust’s efforts in satisfying all of the Index’s criteria resulted in the 100 percent ranking and designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality for the third consecutive year.

“We are honored to be recognized by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation as a top place to work for the LGBTQ community again this year,” said Christopher Oddleifson, Rockland Trust CEO. “Rockland Trust strives to be a leader in workplace equality, and we will continue to maintain a culture that promotes personal and professional growth for all colleagues.”

For more information on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, please click here.

About Rockland Trust
Independent Bank Corp. (Nasdaq Global Select Market: INDB) has approximately $8.1 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 and residential lending centers, and investment management offices in eastern Massachusetts, including Greater Boston, the South Shore, the Cape and Islands, and Rhode Island. Rockland Trust also offers a full suite of mobile, online, and telephone banking services. The Company is an FDIC member and an Equal Housing Lender. To find out why Rockland Trust is the bank “Where Each Relationship Matters®”, please visit

About the Human Rights Campaign Foundation
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.