DiversityInc has just released its list of the 50 best companies for diversity of 2016. These companies are chosen based on the results of DiversityInc’s annual survey which tracks the nation’s top companies when it comes to hiring, retaining and promoting women, minorities, people with disabilities, LGBT and veterans. DiversityInc’s survey is considered one of the the most rigorous, data-driven survey of its kind, gauging detailed demographics based on race/ethnicity and gender at some of the largest U.S. employers.

“It’s clear that corporate America understands how diversity and inclusion strengthens everything, from recruiting and retention to overall business success,” said Luke Visconti, DiversityInc’s founder and CEO.

“This was a year of many companies moving up on the Top 50 list,” Visconti explained. “We saw 23 companies increase their standings on the DiversityInc Top 50 and Specialty Lists in 2016, and more than 1,000 companies submitting for contention on the list. It’s a sign of their commitment and dedication to diversity management.”

The top 10 companies in the survey women have achieved near parity when it comes to their numbers in management and are also among the top earners. The top 10 companies in the survey women have achieved near parity when it comes to their numbers in management and are also among the top earners.


On top of this year’s list is Kaiser Permanente, a healthcare company.

Joining Kaiser Permanente on the Top 10 list are:

  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • EY
  • AT&T
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Sodexo
  • MasterCard
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Marriott International
  • Prudential Financial

To view the entire Top 50 list, visit DiversityInc Top 50. You can also follow the conversation online with the hashtag #DITop50.

Some highlights of this year’s list:

  • Among DiversityInc Top 10 companies, there are nearly 50 percent more Blacks, Latinos and Asians in management than in U.S. companies in general.
  • In addition, DiversityInc Top 10 companies have achieved near parity with women in management (48 percent). In the Top 10, women also represent 40 percent of the top earners.

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DiversityInc invites companies with more than 1,000 employees enter the DiversityInc Top 50 competition.  There is no cost to compete. Each company’s rank is based on an objective analysis of 183 separate factors, based on data from a 300-question survey. The four equally weighted areas of measurement are Talent Pipeline, Equitable Talent Development, CEO/Leadership Commitment and Supplier Diversity.

In addition to the Top 50 list, DiversityInc also released lists for some  specialty areas including:

  • Top 12 Companies for Diversity Councils (EY, No. 1)
  • Top 12 Companies for Employee Resource Groups (AT&T, No. 1)
  • Top 12 Companies for Global Diversity (EY, No. 1)
  • Top 9 Companies for LGBT Employees (EY, No. 1)
  • Top 15 Companies for Mentoring (EY, No. 1)
  • Top 9 Companies for People with Disabilities (Northrop Grumman, No. 1)
  • Top 10 Companies for Recruitment (AT&T, No. 1)
  • Top 13 Companies for Supplier Diversity (AT&T, No. 1)
  • Top 10 Companies for Veterans (Lockheed Martin Corporation, No. 1)

For more information, visit DiversityInc.