by Rev. Kurt Kuhwald on behalf of the
Unitarian Universalist Association
Depot Annual Meeting; Atlanta, GA;
May 30, 2001
fellow shareholders, my name is Rev. Kurt Kuhwald. I am here on behalf of the
Unitarian Universalist Association [UUA] and its shareholder proposal requesting that
our company, Home Depot, amend its written equal employment Policy to explicitly
prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and to substantially
implement this policy. Our resolution by the UUA was submitted with the express
support of the Interfaith
Center on Corporate Responsibility
located in New York
City and Walden Asset Management, with whom we
participated in the filing on Equal Employment Diversity Reporting. We want to
thank you for addressing these important initiatives, and for allowing me to
come here today to express our appreciation for the outstanding progress that
our company has made. We want to extend our heartfelt
also want to express our appreciation for your adoption of the important new
language in the revised Home Depot equal employment opportunity policy. The
second sentence now reads: "The Home Depot will not discriminate against any
associate or applicant with regard to race, color, gender, [and the next, the
addition we were concerned about adding] sexual orientation, age, religion,
national origin, disability or any characteristic protected by applicable
want to thank you because through the implementation steps you have undertaken,
you join with many other major companies that recognize the importance of full
inclusiveness and fuller disclosure of inclusiveness in personnel practices and
EEO Reporting. You are further to be commended because your policies include,
but will not be limited to:
gives me great pleasure to represent the 200,000 members of our Association in
offering our thanks and to commend you on these forward thinking
Thank you very
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