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Rockland Trust Earns Top Marks in 2019 Corporate Equality Index

 

Rockland, Mass. – March 28, 2019 – 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 2019 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The index is a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality. The survey is administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Rockland Trust joins the ranks of over 560 major U.S. businesses which also earned top marks this year.

 

“We are thrilled to be recognized by the Human Rights Campaign for the fourth year in a row as a top place to work for the LGBTQ community,” said Christopher Oddleifson, 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 2019 CEI evaluates LGBTQ-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBTQ community. Rockland Trust’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria results in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.

 

For more information on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.

 

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 $8.9 billion in assets and is the holding company for Rockland Trust Company, a full-service commercial bank headquartered in Massachusetts. Named in 2018 to The Boston Globe’s “Top Places to Work” list for the 10th 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, as well as in Worcester County 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 www.rocklandtrust.com.