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For the Fifth Year in a Row, Aramark Named One of the "Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality"

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Company Earns 100 Percent Score on Human Rights Campaign Foundation's
Corporate Equality Index

For the fifth consecutive year, Aramark,
a global leader in food, facilities management and uniforms, earned a
100 percent rating and the designation of being a "Best Place to Work
for LGBTQ Equality," from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2019
Corporate Equality Index
(CEI).

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For the fifth consecutive year, Aramark, a global leader in food, facilities management and uniforms ...

For the fifth consecutive year, Aramark, a global leader in food, facilities management and uniforms, earned a 100 percent rating and the designation of being a "Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality," from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2019 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). (Graphic: Business Wire)

CEI is the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and
practices, pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer
(LGBTQ) employees and LGBTQ workplace equality. Aramark joins the ranks
of more than 500 other major U.S. businesses who also earned a perfect
score.

"The top-scoring companies on this year's CEI are not only establishing
policies that affirm and include employees here in the United States,
they are applying these policies to their global operations and
impacting millions of people beyond our shores," said Chad Griffin,
president of the Human Rights Campaign. "Time and again, leading
American businesses have shown that protecting their employees and
customers from discrimination isn't just the right thing to do -- it's
also good for business."

"Aramark is proud to be recognized by the Human Rights Campaign as a
‘Best Place To Work For LGBTQ equality'," said Lynn McKee, Executive
Vice President, Human Resources. "This recognition acknowledges the
progress we've made in maintaining an open and inclusive environment for
our LGBTQ employees and allies. We share this recognition with all of
our team members around the world who are dedicated to maintaining a
workplace that embraces diversity, equality and inclusion."

Employers earning top ratings took concrete steps to ensure greater
equity for LGBTQ workers and their families in the form of comprehensive
policies, benefits and practices. The CEI rating criteria have three key
pillars: non-discrimination policies across business entities; equitable
benefits for LGBTQ workers and their families; and supporting an
inclusive culture and corporate social responsibility.

Aramark has nine employee resource groups (ERGs), including Aramark
Pride, which focuses on fostering an open, inclusive environment in
which LGBTQ employees and allies are fully engaged to achieve
organizational goals and enhance professional growth. Pride's goals
include enhancing Aramark's competitive advantages as an LGBTQ-friendly
employer and business partner as well as engaging employees by
encouraging them to bring their "whole selves" to work.

Aramark's diversity and inclusion efforts have been recognized by many
notable organizations like Diversity Inc., the Disability Equality
Index, Equal Opportunity, Black Enterprise and LATINO
Magazine.

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.

About Aramark

Aramark (NYSE:ARMK) proudly serves Fortune 500 companies, world
champion sports teams, state-of-the-art healthcare providers, the
world's leading educational institutions, iconic destinations and
cultural attractions, and numerous municipalities in 19 countries around
the world. Our 270,000 team members deliver experiences that enrich and
nourish millions of lives every day through innovative services in food,
facilities management and uniforms. We work to put our sustainability
goals into action by focusing on initiatives that engage our employees,
empower healthy living, preserve our planet and build local communities.
Aramark is recognized as one of the World's Most Admired Companies by
FORTUNE, as well as an employer of choice by the Human Rights Campaign
and DiversityInc. Learn more at www.aramark.com or
connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

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