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05/24/2021

Dollar General adds new VP role; releases annual 'Serving Others' report

Marianne Wilson
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Dollar General is putting the spotlight light on its environmental, social and governance efforts that benefit its employees, customers and communities with its annual Serving Others report.

In addition, the retailer announced the promotion of Denine Torr to the newly role of VP, corporate social responsibility and philanthropy.  With a focus on environmental, social and governance, Torr will lead all CSR activities and initiatives and direct the retailer’s philanthropic works while continuing to serve as the executive director for the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

“Denine’s exceptional Dollar General and corporate charitable experience over the past two decades positions her well to lead our accelerated efforts around corporate social responsibility and environmental, social and governance initiatives,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO.

Dollar General’s 2020 Serving Others report details the company’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as its progress on diversity and inclusion efforts it pledged to make earlier in the year, including its $5 million pledge to support organizations that aim to accelerate racial and social justice efforts to create a more inclusive community. The report also features an overview of the company’s employee training and development programs.

“Dollar General’s mission of Serving Others is both the cornerstone of our culture and a guiding force in our future and was on full display in fiscal 2020,” said Vasos. “Since our inception 82 years ago, our focus has remained on helping each of our customers stretch their budgets on items they need and want for their families. This year’s report details how we furthered and embodied our mission to positively impact our customers, employees and communities during an unprecedented year.”