Philadelphia, PA, May 18, 2009 – ARAMARK today issued its
report on diversity entitled, Global Diversity and Inclusion: Our Journey. As
a global professional services leader serving clients and customers in 22
countries around the world, the report highlights examples of how the company
fulfills its commitment to diversity each day.
“As a company that serves millions of people in a variety of settings, our
customers represent a broad and diverse spectrum of the consumer marketplace,”
said Joseph Neubauer, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, ARAMARK. “It is
imperative that we continue to create an inclusive workplace, enabling us to
hire and retain top talent and better position us to meet the needs of our
ARAMARK’s diversity and inclusion strategy, outlined in the report, is guided
by three principles:
- Talent and Culture, in which the company strives to hire,
retain and develop a workforce that reflects the marketplace it serves and
maintain a workplace culture that values and leverages differences and
- Clients and Partners, in which ARAMARK strengthens its
competitive position to meet the needs, requirements and desires of its
clients/customers through alignment with the changing demographics of the
- Community, demonstrating the company’s commitment to
corporate partnership through support of key community segments that align with
ARAMARK’s commitment to these principles has resulted in recognition for the
company and its employees around the world.
- In FORTUNE magazine's 2009 list of "World’s Most Admired Companies," ARAMARK
was ranked number one in its industry, consistently ranking since 1998 as one of
the top three most admired companies in its industry as evaluated by peers and
- In 2008, ARAMARK was named one of the “40 Best Companies for Diversity” by
Black Enterprise magazine for the fourth consecutive year.
- Dennis Maple, President, ARAMARK Education, was named one of 2008’s “100
Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America” by Savoy Professional magazine.
- ARAMARK’s Sports and Entertainment President Liza Cartmell was recognized by
the Profiles in Diversity Journal for its list of 2008 Women Worth Watching.
- ARAMARK in Ireland was awarded the Irish Hospitality Institute Diversity
Award for 2008.
- ARAMARK in Germany was recognized as one of the country’s Top Employers by
“Karriere” (Career) magazine.
- Richard Negrin, Assistant General Counsel, was recognized as one of the
Delaware Valley’s “Most Influential Latinos.”
“Building a diverse and inclusive environment is never a destination, but a
journey,” said Nicole Johnson-Reece, Vice President of Diversity for ARAMARK.
“We are thrilled to share the story of our journey so far, and look forward to
growing together as a company.”
Global Diversity and Inclusion: Our Journey can be viewed online at
ARAMARK is a leader in professional services, providing award-winning food services, facilities management, and uniform and career apparel to health care institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums and arenas, and businesses around the world. In FORTUNE magazine's 2009 list of "World's Most Admired Companies," ARAMARK was ranked number one in its industry, consistently ranking since 1998 as one of the top three most admired companies in its industry as evaluated by peers and analysts. ARAMARK seeks to responsibly address issues that matter to its clients, customers, employees and communities by focusing on employee advocacy, environmental stewardship, health and wellness, and community involvement. Headquartered in Philadelphia, ARAMARK has approximately 260,000 employees serving clients in 22 countries.