Consulting firms in DiversityIncs Top 50

Date: 20-04-2008
Source: Consultant News

Consultancy firms PricewaterhouseCoopers, IBM, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Accenture and KPMG have been named on DiversityInc's "Top 50 Companies for Diversity" in recognition of the companies' commitment to diversity. The magazine, which focuses on diversity and the bottom line, recognizes US companies annually for best practices in diversity.

DiversityInc's "Top 50 Companies for Diversity" evaluates companies' dedication to diversity in the following areas: CEO commitment, human capital, corporate and organizational communications and supplier diversity. The rankings are based on a rigorous survey comprising more than 200 questions, which focus on company policies and programs in diversity as well as workforce statistics. Companies are also evaluated within their own industries, geographies and employee skill sets.

According to DiversityInc, the list reflects the corporate world's increasing recognition of the importance of good diversity management throughout all aspects of business, as well as its importance to increasing profitability. For-profit companies with at least 1,000 employees in the United States were eligible to be considered.

Competition for the ranking continues to grow. This year, 352 companies submitted applications - up 10% from last year and 100% over five years ago.

The 2008 Top 50 List:

1.  Verizon Communications
2.  Coca-Cola
3.  Bank of America
4.  PricewaterhouseCoopers
5.  Procter & Gamble
6.  Cox Communications
7.  Merrill Lynch & Co.
8.  Johnson & Johnson
9.  IBM
10. American Express
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16. Deloitte
17. Ernst & Young
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38. Accenture
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49. KPMG


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