Big Lots Stores

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Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG) is a community retailer operating over 1,400 BIG LOTS stores in 47 states This means we’re dedicated to serving alongside you with friendly service, trustworthy value, and affordable solutions in every season and aisle —furniture, food, decor and more. Our vision to be known as your second family in retail—a new kind of community retailer that knows the importance of friendly service, trustworthy value and supporting the community. We serves others through the Big Lots Foundation, a charitable organization focused on four areas of need: hunger, housing, healthcare and education.

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3.8

Overall Excellence Rating

Industry

Retail

Category

General Merchandise & Superstores

ESG/Ethical Impact

At Big Lots, we Lead with Jennifer—a persona we created to represent our core customer base and help us stay focused on our mission, vision, and core values. Through research, we find new ways to help Jennifer save money and time while delivering unmatched value through surprise and delight. We Treat All Like Friends, approaching every interaction with respect and honesty. We Succeed Together, working openly and collaboratively to solicit innovative ideas and fresh perspectives to help make our workplace better. We Play to Win—measuring our performance in profit, accelerating growth, and taking ownership for meeting company and individual goals. And finally, most importantly, we Do Good As We Do Well—giving back and paying it forward to the communities that we serve and in which we live are deeply ingrained hallmarks of the Big Lots family. We believe that sound corporate governance practices drive expanded market presence and profitable growth for our company and our shareholders. As such, we continually strive for a diverse Board of Directors that value equity, ethics, and integrity of leadership and business dealings. Our 10-person Board of Directors is comprised of nine independent directors (four of whom are women), including a non-executive chairman. In advance of our 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, we have engaged a director search firm and are actively recruiting a director from an underrepresented minority. Giving back to our communities is an integral part of the Big Lots culture. We value it so much, we incorporated it into our corporate values as “doing good as we do well”, demonstrating that a culture of philanthropy guides core values. Through charitable giving, point-of-sale campaigns, national partnerships, volunteerism, and much more, we aim to make a BIG difference in our communities. Our associates are an integral part of the Big Lots family, dedicated to our mission of helping people live BIG and save LOTS. We strive to create a workplace that allows them to thrive and grow both personally and professionally, by providing opportunities for training and development, paid volunteer time off, and competitive compensation and benefits. We also aim to foster a culture of diversity and inclusion that welcomes and values people from all backgrounds, and have launched a formal Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiative as described below. Big Lots works with companies across the globe to provide quality, affordable products to our customers. We recognize the responsibility to hold our suppliers to Big Lots’ standards so our customers can feel good about the products they purchase. To uphold our long-standing commitment to uncompromising integrity, we will continue to hold our suppliers to our high ethical standards.

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Awards Received

2023

Revenues

$5,400,000,000.00

Website Traffic

Employee Rating

3.1

Customer Rating

3.5

Company Size

10000+

ESG Risk Rating

4

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