BLACK ENTERPRISE has released its seventh annual listing of the 40
Best Companies for Diversity as featured in the publication's July
issue and on BlackEnterprise.com. The companies singled out for
distinction demonstrated a commitment to diversity in one or more
of four key areas: board of directors, employee base, senior
management and supplier diversity.
Of the 40 best, McDonald's Corp., Fannie Mae, Verizon
Communications Inc. and WGL Holdings Inc. demonstrated significant
strengths in all four areas surveyed. Darden Restaurants Inc.,
Pepco Holdings Inc. and Sodexo Inc. were cited as solid in three.
Making their fist appearance on this list are Allstate Corp.,
JPMorgan Chase & Co., MetLife Corp., Nationwide, Prudential
Financial Inc. and Wells Fargo & Co.