PHILADELPHIA, PA (January 26, 2018) – Aramark (NYSE:ARMK), a global leader in food, facilities management and uniforms, has been named a Top 50 employer for their diversity and inclusion efforts for people with disabilities by CAREERS & the disABLED Magazine for the fourth year in a row.
“We are proud to once again be recognized as a top employer, providing people with disabilities with an encouraging environment where they can succeed and thrive,” said Lynn B. McKee, Executive Vice President of Human Resources for Aramark. “We greatly appreciate the valuable contributions of our team members with disabilities who enrich our vibrant workplace culture through their unique abilities, backgrounds and experiences.”
CAREERS & the disABLED Magazine is the first and only career-guidance and recruitment magazine for people with disabilities in the nation. Each year, readers of CAREERS & the disABLED magazine select the top companies in the country they would most prefer to work for, or believe provide a positive working environment for people living with disabilities.
As part of their diversity and inclusion initiatives, Aramark partners with several organizations that support disability inclusion and development, including Bridges From School to Work, a program of the Marriott Foundation dedicated to transforming the lives of young adults with disabilities by assisting them in finding fulfilling work.
The company also partners with the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN), a national non-profit that helps business derive performance by leveraging disability inclusion in the workplace, supply chain, and marketplace. The USBLN® serves as the collective voice of nearly 50 Business Leadership Network affiliates across the United States, representing over 5,000 businesses. Last year, Aramark received a top score of 100 percent for the 2017 Disability Equality Index®, a joint initiative of the US Business Leadership Network® (USBLN) and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) to connect inclusive companies with people and organizations within the disability community.
Aramark has also received recognition for its diversity and inclusion efforts in recent months, including receiving a top score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundations’ 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) as one of the best places to work for LGBTQ Equality. The company was also recently named a top 50 company for diversity and inclusion of people from all races and demographics by BLACK ENTERPRISE.
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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