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BLACK ENTERPRISE Announces The 50 Best Companies For Diversity
Published:
11/5/2016 11:38:56 AM

BLACK ENTERPRISE, in partnership with the Executive Leadership Council, has released its listing of the "50 Best Companies for Diversity" as featured in the publication's October 2016 issue. The companies singled out for distinction demonstrated a significant commitment to diversity in four key areas: board of directors, employee base, senior management and supplier diversity.


In 2005, BLACK ENTERPRISE began publishing its list of the "Best Companies for Diversity," identifying those corporations that proved to be the best of the best in developing a culture and executing policies that promoted inclusion of African Americans within their workforce, senior management ranks, corporate boards, and supplier pools.

This year's roster of companies recognized the value of the link between diversity and engagement, which is driven by corporate leadership.


In compiling this year's list, the BLACK ENTERPRISE research team found hundreds of companies declined to take part in the survey. Some companies did not participate, stating that they did not have adequate time to provide diversity figures. Others admitted that their organizations' numbers simply did not measure up.


"At a time when African American executive talent is more abundant than ever, corporations should willingly embrace our inclusion to drive their performance," says BLACK ENTERPRISE's President and CEO, Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.  "The companies featured on our roster provide a strong culture of inclusion, starting at the top, with many of the CEOs presiding over internal inclusion councils and tying diversity best practices to job performance and compensation."


In selecting the 2016 companies, BLACK ENTERPRISE and ELC sent surveys to the nation's top 1,000 publicly traded companies with strong U.S. operations. The final list includes those that showed a commitment to diversifying its ranks in four areas: employee base, senior management, supplier diversity, and board of directors. Companies were also chosen based on programs created to nurture and maintain a diverse professional space. Surveys did not simply focus on black inclusion, but ethnic minority groups as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau. Supporting criteria used to finalize the list included efforts directed toward women, the disabled, veterans, and the LGBT community.


The full list of the 2016 Black Enterprise "50 Best Companies for Diversity" is as follows:


 

Arkansas

 

Minnesota

Walmart Stores Inc., Bentonville

General Mills Inc., Minneapolis



California

North Carolina

Edison International, Rosemead

Bank of America Corp., Charlotte

McKesson Corp., San Francisco

Duke Energy Corp., Charlotte

PG&E Corp., San Francisco



New Jersey

Connecticut

ADP Inc., Roseland

Xerox Corp., Norwalk

Merck & Co Inc., Kenilworth

Cigna, Bloomfield

Prudential Financial Inc., Newark



District of Columbia

Nevada

Fannie Mae

MGM Resorts International, Las Vegas



Florida

New York

Carnival Corp. & plc., Miami

American Express Co., New York


Consolidated Edison Inc., New York

Georgia

IBM Corp., Armonk

Aflac Inc., Columbus

JPMorgan Chase & Co, New York

The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta

Morgan Stanley, New York

Southern Co., Atlanta

PepsiCo Inc., Purchase


TIAA, New York

Illinois

Verizon Communications Inc., New York

Allstate Corp., Northbrook


Exelon Corp., Chicago

Ohio

Illinois Tool Works Inc., Glenview

Macy's Inc., Cincinnati

Jones Lang LaSalle Inc., Chicago

Nationwide Insurance Co., Columbus

McDonald's Corp., Oak Brook


State Farm Insurance Co., Bloomington

Pennsylvania


Aramark, Philadelphia

Indiana

Comcast NBCUniversal, Philadelphia

Eli Lilly and Co., Indianapolis

PNC Financial Services Group Inc., Pittsburgh



Louisiana

Tennessee

Entergy Corp., New Orleans

FedEx Corp., Memphis



Maryland

Texas

Marriott International Inc., Bethesda

AT&T Inc., Dallas


Toyota Motor North America, Inc., Plano

Missouri

Comerica Inc., Dallas

Ameren Corp., St. Louis




Michigan

Wisconsin

Ford Motor Co., Dearborn

Johnson Controls Inc., Milwaukee

General Motors Co., Detroit

Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. Inc., Milwaukee

Kellogg Co., Battle Creek



The complete report, including methodology and selection criteria, is available in the October issue of BLACK ENTERPRISE magazine.























































Source via BLACK ENTERPRISE 

 

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