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The 2010 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity (2010)

Sponsor: DiversityInc

“The 10th annual DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity® list demonstrates increased participation from large and small organizations in 14 very different industries, with a wide variety of skill sets. This year, 449 companies participated in the DiversityInc Top 50 competition, up 12 percent from last year and up 75 percent in the past four years.”

“Surveys are sent out in October to all interested companies that have at least 1,000 employees, with a due date for an online submission in early February. There is no fee to enter and companies that have business relationships with DiversityInc get no preference. Every company that fills out the survey receives a free report card assessing performance in those four areas measured: CEO Commitment, Human Capital, Corporate and Organizational Communications, and Supplier Diversity. The survey consists of more than 200 empirical questions (no subjective or qualitative information), which have predetermined weightings. Ratios between key factors, such as demographics of managers compared with managers who received promotions, play a significant factor in determining point scores. Companies must score above average in all four areas to earn a spot on the list. CEO Commitment is the most heavily weighted area because if a company lacks visible leadership, its diversity-management efforts will fail to be a priority. Companies are measured within their industry classifications. The surveys are spot-checked by our staff and companies can resubmit their surveys if errors are found. We cannot enter data for companies. The final list is reviewed by our editorial leadership without the names of the companies attached, so no favoritism can occur. Any company that does not offer same-sex domestic-partner benefits is automatically disqualified from the DiversityInc Top 50 or any of the 12 specialty lists.”


Last Updated:
March 2010