PHILADELPHIA (May 7, 2020) – Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), a global leader in food, facilities management and uniforms, has been named #23 on DiversityInc’s listing of the Top 50 Companies for Diversity, up six spots from 2019.
DiversityInc, the producers of the gold standard in the U.S. for ranking companies for diversity, equity and inclusion, announced this week, during the first ever virtual awards event, Aramark had moved into the top 25 of their Top 50 list. The DiversityInc Top 50 list, issued yearly since 2001, recognizes the nation’s top companies for diversity and inclusion management. These companies excel in such areas as hiring, retaining and promoting women, minorities, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ and veterans.
“It is a true honor to be recognized among the 50 most diverse companies by DiversityInc,” said John Zillmer, Chief Executive Officer of Aramark. “Our goal is to foster an inclusive culture that values and leverages the differences of our team members and reflects the diverse customers and marketplaces we serve around the world.”
“Leaders of DiversityInc Top 50 Companies understand that nurturing an inclusive environment where everyone has a sense of belonging drives profitability and results in a competitive advantage, especially during a recession,” CEO of DiversityInc Carolynn Johnson said.
With more than 1,000 participants, the #DITop50 rankings are empirically driven and based on 2019 company-submitted data in these six key areas: 1) Leadership Accountability, 2) Human Capital Diversity Metrics, 3) Talent Programs, 4) Workforce Practices, 5) Supplier Diversity and 6) Philanthropy.
Aramark’s diversity and inclusion efforts have been well recognized, including being named a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality,” from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2020 Corporate Equality Index (CEI); a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion by the Disability Equality Index with a 100% top-score; and Reader’s Choice Top 50 Employer from Careers & the disABLED Magazine.
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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.
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