The 40 Best Companies For Diversity

Our second annual listing reveals the top performers in supplier, workforce, management, andboard diversity. A bonus: We identify the leaders in marketing spending to reach black consumers.

all ethnic groups. It has been successful in this endeavor: Minorities constitute nearly 30% of Xerox’s U.S. labor force of 27,000, while blacks make up 14%. Two of the company’s 11 directors, 22 of its 194 senior managers, and four of its 27 corporate officers are African American.
Advertising Diversity Rating: 1 Star
STRENGTHS: Senior Management, Board of Directors

YUM! BRANDS INC. Location: Louisville, KY. Type of Business: Fast Food. Diversity Contact: Jonathan Blum, SVP, Public Affairs. Diversity is not optional for Yum! Brands Inc. — the world’s largest fast-food restaurant company with more than 850,000 employees around the globe. Chairman David Novak says that inclusion “helps drive all aspects” of Yum!, parent of A&W Restaurants, KFC, Long John Silver’s, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell. Its U.S. workforce is more than 50% minority, nearly 50% female, and 23% black. Also, more than 40% of the company’s restaurant managers and “above-store” employees are minorities. Senior management boasts 13 minority executives, including KFC COO Harvey Brownlee. BE
Advertising Diversity Rating: 1 Star
STRENGTHS: Employee Base

10 BEST IN SUPPLIER DIVERSITY:
BANK OF AMERICA Location: Charlotte, NC
Type of Business: Financial services

CH2M HILL INC. Location: Englewood, CO
Type of Business: Engineering, construction

DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORP. Location: Auburn Hills, MI
Type of Business: Automotive

DENNY’S Corp. Location: Spartanburg, SC
Type of Business: Food services

FANNIE MAE Location: Washington, DC
Type of Business: Financial services

MCDONALD’S CORP. Location: Oak Brook, IL
Type of Business: Fast-food services

MGM MIRAGE Location: Las Vegas
Type of Business: Hotels, casinos, resorts

PEPSICO Location: Purchase, NY
Type of Business: Beverage & snacks

TOYOTA MOTORNORTH AMERICA INC. Location: New York
Type of Business: Automotive

BEST IN SENIOR MANAGEMENT DIVERSITY
AFLAC INC. Location: Columbus, GA
Type of Business: Insurance

COCA-COLA CO. Location: Atlanta
Type of Business: Beverage

DENNY’S Corp. Location: Spartanburg, SC
Type of Business: Food services

FANNIE MAE Location: Washington, DC
Type of Business: Financial services

FORD MOTOR CO. Location: Dearborn, MI
Type of Business: Automotive

MCDONALD’S CORP. Location: Oak Brook, IL
Type of Business: Food service

MGM MIRAGE Location: Las Vegas
Type of Business: Hotels, casinos, resorts

PEPSICO INC. Location: Purchase, NY
Type of Business: Beverage & snacks

XEROX Location: Stamford, CT
Type of Business: Computer, office equipment

BEST IN BOARD DIVERSITY
CONSOLIDATED EDISON CO.OF NEW YORK Location: New York
Type of Business: Utilities

DARDEN RESTAURANTS Location: Orlando, FL
Type of Business: Food services

DENNY’S Corp. Location: Spartanburg, SC
Type of Business: Food services

EASTMAN KODAK CO. Location: Rochester, NY
Type of Business: Imaging

MERRILL LYNCH Location: New York
Type of Business: Financial services

MGM MIRAGE Location: Las Vegas
Type of Business: Hotels, casinos, resorts

PEPCO HOLDINGS INC. Location: Washington, DC
Type of Business: Utilities

PG&E CORP. Location: San Francisco
Type of Business: Utilities

XEROX Location: Stamford, CT
Type of Business: Computer, office equipment

BEST IN WORKFORCE DIVERSITY
ARAMARK Location: Philadelphia
Type of Business: Food & facilities management

exelon* Location: Chicago, IL
Type of Business: Utilities

FANNIE MAE Location: Washington, DC
Type of Business: Financial services

FEDex EXPRESS Location: Memphis, TN
Type of Business: Mail, package and freight delivery

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL INC. Location: Washington, DC
Type of Business: Lodging

Mcdonald’s corp. Location: Oakbrook, IL
Type of Business: Fast-food services

PITNEY BOWES Location: Stamford, CT
Type of Business: Computer, office equipment

SEMPRA ENERGY* Location: San Diego
Type of Business: Utilities

TYSON FOODS INC. Location: Springdale, AR
Type of Business: Food producer

YUM! BRANDS INC. Location: Louisville, KY
Type of Business: Fast-food services

10 BEST IN MARKETING DIVERSITY
ALTRIA GROUP Location: New York
Type of Business: Food, beverage,

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