During October, We Celebrate Diversity and Inclusion All Month Long at Aramark
October 21, 2019 at 10:00 AM EDT
Celebrating Diversity, Fostering a Culture of Inclusion
Diversity is essential to our success and creating a welcoming culture for all is what makes our organization so strong. Our goal is to hire, develop, retain and engage a workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We understand that diversity—of gender, background, age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, perspectives, abilities and more—is critical to our success. We’re proud that Aramark’s management and operational leadership teams currently include about 56% women and 57% of workforce is racially/ethnically diverse.
This month, we celebrated the continuation of Hispanic Heritage Month, as well as Global Diversity Awareness Month, National Disability Employment Awareness Month and LGBT History Month. Here are a few highlights:
Best Places To Work for Disability Inclusion
We’re very proud that for the third year in a row, Aramark was named one of the “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion” by the 2019 Disability Equality Index (DEI) with a top score of 100%.
The DEI is a joint initiative of Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), and is acknowledged as the most comprehensive disability inclusion assessment tool designed and embraced by both business leaders and disability advocates.
We at Aramark are part of the 86% of participating companies that have a disability-focused employee resource group (ERG). We have nine ERGs, giving team members access to like-minded people with similar backgrounds and interests. Aramark Thrive ERG is dedicated to the interest of team members who self-identify as having a disability and for caretakers and advocates of those with disabilities.
Hispanic Heritage Month 30/30 Awards
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we honored 30 of our associates, who were recognized for their commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment that encourages workforce engagement and creates memorable consumer experiences. Winners were nominated by co-workers, managers and business leaders and were celebrated at a special reception.
The 2019 HHM 30/30 honoree class are members of Aramark’s IMPACTO employee resource group, whose mission is to provide impactful contributions to the business that build a multicultural adept workforce, an inclusive workplace and awareness of Hispanic marketplace insights to support growth and consumer engagement. We are proud to celebrate them.*
In recognition of LGBT History Month, we celebrated Pride of Aramark at our headquarters in Philadelphia. Each year, Aramark PRIDE employee resource group awards one member of the group who most demonstrates the ERG’s mission to foster an open, inclusive environment in which lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees and allies are fully engaged to achieve organizational goals and enhance has gone above and beyond to advance the mission of the ERG.
This year, Kris “Alyx” Reinhardt, Senior Telecommunications Analyst, has been named the 2019 Pride of Aramark awardee, in recognition of her commitment to advancing our Pride ERG and supporting the LGBT community. Reinhardt, who has been with Aramark for 20 years, has been an active member and leader of the ERG since its founding in 2011.
At Aramark, we view Diversity and Inclusion as a people strategy and a business. Building a culture of inclusion throughout our workplace is not only the right thing to do, we know that building a more inclusive organization will help us perform at our best.
*This year’s HHM 30/30 honorees include:
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