This excerpt taken from the SWY 8-K filed Mar 15, 2005.
Equality of Opportunity
Every Safeway employee is entitled to an equal chance to succeed regardless of the employees race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, mental and physical disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or other legally protected status. This means that we comply fully with applicable human rights and employment equity laws, and we do not discriminate unlawfully in any aspect of employment, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion or termination. As more fully set forth in Safeways Policy on Harassment, which is posted on the Safeway intranet and available from your manager and Human Resources Advisor, this also means that Safeway will not tolerate sexual harassment or harassment based on any other legally protected status.
Anyone who feels that he or she has seen or experienced any form of harassment or discrimination, whether directed to him or her or to another person, should immediately report the situation to his or her supervisor, another manager, to his or her Human Resources representative, the DivisionVice President of Human Resources, the SVP of Corporate Human Resources or to the Security Hotline (1-800-283-5965). You also may contact the appropriate federal or state agency.
Supervisors, and in fact all employees, are expected affirmatively to foster an environment free of discrimination, harassment and unequal treatment, an environment in which all employees may develop their talents to the fullest. Supervisors are responsible for taking effective action to make sure the Companys policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment are disseminated, understood and followed.
The Company will not tolerate retaliation against any employee who in good faith reports a violation of this Code or the Policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment, or who participates in an investigation or otherwise opposes harassment.