PHILADELPHIA, PA (April 20, 2016) – Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), a global leader in food, facilities management and uniforms, earned a place on the 2016 25 Noteworthy Companies for Diversity list, DiversityInc announced during diversity and inclusion’s keystone event held at Cipriani Wall Street on Tuesday, April 19.
DiversityInc’s annual survey – tracking the nation’s top companies when it comes to hiring, retaining and promoting women, minorities, people with disabilities, LGBT and veterans – is the most rigorous, data-driven survey of its kind, gauging detailed demographics based on race/ethnicity and gender at some of the largest U.S. employers.
“We saw 23 companies increase their standings on the DiversityInc Top 50 and Specialty Lists in 2016, and more than 1,000 companies submitting for contention on the list,” said Luke Visconti, DiversityInc’s founder and CEO. “We are very encouraged by the commitment and dedication to diversity management shown by these top performing companies.”
Companies with more than 1,000 U.S.-based employees are eligible to enter, and there is no cost to compete. Each company’s rank is based on an objective analysis of 183 separate factors, based on data from a 300-question survey. The four equally weighted areas of measurement are Talent Pipeline, Equitable Talent Development, CEO/Leadership Commitment and Supplier Diversity.
“We are proud to once again be recognized by DiversityInc as a noteworthy company for diversity,” said Lynn B. McKee, Executive Vice President of Human Resources for Aramark. “Aramark is committed to fostering a workplace culture of equality and inclusion to better serve the diverse backgrounds, styles, perspectives, values and beliefs of our associates, clients and consumers around the world.”
The announcement dinner Tuesday included a keynote address from Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art; a sponsor address by Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr.; and an after-party with entertainment from Kool & The Gang.
For a look at all of DiversityInc’s 2016 rankings, visit www.diversityinc.com/top50 or follow the conversation online with the hashtag #DITop50.
Aramark continues to receive notable recognition for its diversity and inclusion efforts, including earning a perfect score of 100% on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) 2016 Corporate Equality Index; being named one of the Top 40 Best Companies for Diversity by BLACK ENTERPRISE and a Top 50 employer for providing a positive working environment for people with disabilities by CAREERS & the disABLED magazine.
The mission of DiversityInc is to bring education and clarity to the business benefits of diversity. The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list began in 2001, at the same time that many corporations were beginning to understand the business value of diversity-management initiatives. The 2016 Top 50 Companies for Diversity results will be featured on DiversityInc.com and in DiversityInc magazine. For more information, visit www.diversityinc.com, www.facebook.com/DiversityInc, twitter.com/DiversityInc or www.linkedin.com/company/DiversityInc.
Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) proudly serves the world’s leading educational institutions, Fortune 500 companies, world champion sports teams, prominent healthcare providers, iconic destinations and cultural attractions, and numerous municipalities in 19 countries around the world. Our 280,000 team members deliver innovative experiences and services in food, facilities management and uniforms to millions of people every day. We strive to create a better world by making a positive impact on people and the planet, including commitments to engage our employees; empower healthy consumers; build local communities; source ethically, inclusively and responsibly; operate efficiently and reduce waste. Aramark is recognized as a Best Place to Work by the Human Rights Campaign (LGBTQ+), DiversityInc, Equal Employment Publications and the Disability Equality Index. Learn more at www.aramark.com or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.