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Aramark Once Again Named a DiversityInc Top 50 Company for Diversity

Company also Recognized as a Top 15 Company for Philanthropy

May 8, 2019 – Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), a global leader in food, facilities management and uniforms, has once again been named a DiversityInc Top 50 Company for Diversity. The company was also recognized as a Top 15 Company for Philanthropy.

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, LGBT and veterans. 

“We are honored to be recognized by DiversityInc for our commitments to diversity and philanthropy,” said Eric Foss, Chairman, President & CEO, Aramark. “Fostering an equal and inclusive workplace culture, centered around a shared purpose, is vital to meeting the needs of our team members, customers and communities, while also delivering on our mission to enrich and nourish lives.”

DiversityInc’s extensive annual survey yields an empirically driven ranking based on talent results in the workforce and management, senior leadership accountability, talent programs, workplace practices, philanthropy and supplier diversity. This year’s competition was improved by adding questions that connect talent programs and workplace practices to desired talent results. The Top 50 analysis also addressed the intersectionality of race by analyzing women and men representation of each race/ethnicity separately, rather than combined.  
“We revamped our algorithms and now have a reliability quotient of .92,” notes Luke Visconti, founder and CEO of DiversityInc. “DiversityInc Top 50 Companies have a decisive advantage because they treat people more fairly than other companies. Everybody, including white men, are far better off working for them because there is more opportunity at better run companies. Top 50 companies also deliver a greater-than-average return for shareholders.”

Aramark’s diversity and inclusion efforts have been well recognized, including being named a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality with a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index; a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion by the Disability Equality Index with a 100% top-score; a Top 40 Best Company for Diversity by Black Enterprise magazine and a Top 50 Employer for Equal Opportunity. In addition, Eric Foss, Aramark’s Chairman, President & CEO, is a Catalyst CEO Champion for Change, joining 50+ global business leaders who have pledged to help accelerate more women -- including women of color -- into senior leadership positions.

Through its global volunteer and philanthropic program, Aramark Building Community, the company focuses on inspiring families to lead healthier lifestyles and empowering youth and adults to succeed at work through education and skills development.  Aramark also supports national and local partnerships, and contributes to nonprofit organizations through its Charitable Fund -- investing financial resources, volunteering the skills of employees, and developing community partnerships to make a meaningful difference.

To view the entire Top 50 list and specialty lists, visit or follow the conversation at #DITop50.

About DiversityInc: 
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, when many corporations were beginning to understand the business value of diversity-management initiatives. The 2019 Top 50 Companies for Diversity results will be featured on ‪‬‬‬‬‬. DiversityInc is a VA certified veteran-owned business and a USBLN certified business owned by a person with a disability. For more information, visit and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn @DiversityInc.

About Aramark
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 with food, facilities, and uniform services. Because our culture is rooted in service, our employees strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet. Aramark has been named to DiversityInc’s “Top 50 Companies for Diversity” list, the Forbes list of “America’s Best Employers for Diversity,” the HRC’s “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality” and scored 100% on the Disability Equality Index. Learn more at and connect with us on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn.


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