Aramark Named a Top 50 Company for Diversity
January 09, 2018 at 08:00 AM EST
Aramark (NYSE:ARMK), a global leader in food, facilities management and uniforms, was once again named one of the top 50 companies for diversity by BLACK ENTERPRISE for its professional inclusion of people from all races and demographics.
“We are honored to be recognized by BLACK ENTERPRISE for creating a workplace culture of diversity and inclusion,” said Lynn B. McKee, Executive Vice President of Human Resources for Aramark. “We share this honor with our 270,000 team members who proudly represent the many different backgrounds, perspectives, talents, beliefs, and values that fuel the success of our company, clients and communities.”
BLACK ENTERPRISE is the premier business, investing, and wealth-building resource for African Americans. The magazine surveys the top 1,000 publicly traded companies, as well as the 100 leading global companies with strong U.S. operations. The qualitative survey focuses on activities related to the participation of African Americans and members of other ethnic minority groups in four categories: employee base, senior management, board of directors and supplier diversity.
Last month, Aramark launched a new employee resource group (ERG), Aramark LEAD, which stands for Leaders & Employees of African Descent. The ERG is dedicated to the interest of employees who self-identify as Black, African American, West Indian or of African descent. LEAD’s vision is to cultivate Black leaders within the company, empower the communities in which Aramark operates and push innovation in the service industry. Membership is open to all team members, regardless of race or ethnicity.
Aramark’s diversity and inclusion efforts have consistently been recognized by other notable organizations such as the Human Rights Campaign, DiversityInc., the Disability Inclusion Index and CAREERS & the disABLED Magazine.