DiversityInc Names Top 50 Diverse Companies

NEW YORK — DiversityInc has released its 2017 Top 50 Companies for Diversity list and EY took the number one slot. EY is a leading accounting and auditing firmĀ  based in NYC.

EY has been among the Top 10 on the list for the past eight years

“Like the other companies high on the DiversityInc Top 50, EY understands diversity and inclusion is critical to business and rooted in finding the best talent,” said DiversityInc CEO Luke Visconti. “EY is number one because the company worked harder than all others and has deep CEO engagement with Steve Howe, who has empowered his people to do their job, and they did it.”

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.

In addition to its position on the Top 50, EY also landed on nine specialty lists, including No.1 for Executive Women, People with Disabilities, Diversity Councils, Employee Resource Groups and Mentoring.

DiversityInc’s extensive annual survey yields an empirically driven ranking based on recruitment, talent development, senior leadership commitment and supplier diversity. This year’s competition was improved by new survey questions, increased emphasis on fairness over chasing numbers and more sophisticated analysis from DiversityInc data scientists.

Joining EY on the Top 10 list are:

2-Kaiser Permanente
3-AT&T
4-PricewaterhouseCooper
5-Johnson & Johnson
6-Sodexo
7-MasterCard
8-Marriott International
9-Wells Fargo
10-Abbott

To view the complete Top 50 and specialty lists, visit http://www.diversityinc.com/top50.

Visconti noted that the DI stock Index of the Top 50 companies shows a three-year return of nearly 28 percent, outperforming the S&P 500’s 26 percent and the Dow’s 25 percent.

Companies with more than 1,000 U.S.-based employees are eligible to enter the DiversityInc Top 50 competition each year, and there is no cost to compete. Each company’s rank is based on an objective analysis of numerous factors, based on data from an extensive survey. The four equally weighted areas of measurement are Talent Pipeline, Equitable Talent Development, CEO/Leadership Commitment and Supplier Diversity.