PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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.
Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) proudly serves Fortune 500 companies, world champion sports teams, state-of-the-art healthcare providers, the world’s leading educational institutions, iconic destinations and cultural attractions, and numerous municipalities in 19 countries around the world. Our 270,000 team members deliver experiences that enrich and nourish millions of lives every day through innovative services in food, facilities management and uniforms. We operate our business with social responsibility, focusing on initiatives that support our diverse workforce, advance consumer health and wellness, protect our environment, and strengthen our communities. Aramark is recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE, as well as an employer of choice by the Human Rights Campaign and DiversityInc. Learn more at www.aramark.com or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.