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Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion

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At Ross, we value integrity, accountability, respect, learning, and humility. In support of these core values, Ross is dedicated to pursuing meaningful change by addressing inequalities and injustices in our communities.

As noted in the “Empowering Our Associates” section, we are committed to ensuring a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace, and we truly believe that our differences and diversity make us stronger. We partner with various organizations, including Human Rights Campaign and DiversityInc., to help Ross recruit diverse talent and provide resources to assist in the development and advancement of our Associates.

As part of our commitment to the community, we also support community efforts to combat hate and discrimination, increase public education, and advocate for progress. In 2022, the Ross Stores Foundation made a donation to the Colorado Healing Fund to support the community impacted by the violence at Club Q, an LGBTQ+ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In addition, Ross and its Customers donated more than $4.2 million to our national partners BGCA and First Book, whose work helps remove barriers to quality education and serves young people from diverse backgrounds all across the country.

Ross also supports social justice organizations through our Matching Gift Program. Ross matches donations made by full-time Associates to qualified organizations—up to $500 per year.