20. DARDEN RESTAURANTS, INC.
Darden's commitment to diversity is holistic: Its initiative is composed of a focus on workforce diversity, supplier diversity, and community diversity. Darden Restaurants and each of its business units recognize the value of an environment that embraces individual differences, and is committed to creating and maintaining such an environment. This commitment is based upon the recognition and belief that diversity is critical to Darden Restaurants' ability to excel in an increasingly diverse and dynamic marketplace.
21. GENERAL MILLS
General Mills has not only made its support of diversity a top priority, but it's also committed to building a culture of inclusion. In response to the growing Hispanic consumer market, the company's Hispanic Network and Multicultural marketing team partnered to strategically develop plans for more effectively targeting Hispanic consumers.Networks also provide minority employees with support systems for navigating the company, and opportunities to grow professionally.
22. AMERICAN AIRLINES
Coral Gables, FL
American Airlines believes diversity is a powerful tool for achieving the company's business objectives. Since 1941, it has dedicated sales, marketing, advertising, and communications teams focused on developing direct relationships with the U.S. Hispanic customer. The Diversified Supplier program is designed to bring diversity to American's purchasing program by proactively seeking minority, women-owned, and small businesses. This program assures the inclusion of minority- and women-owned companies in procurement and construction opportunities.
23. PG&E CORP.
San Francisco, CA
PG&E Corp. comes to life through its employees. The diverse backgrounds of PG&E employees facilitate PG&E's commitment to innovation, ingenuity, and to performing at the highest level. The company is headquartered in the most ethnically diverse state in the nation,with a population that supports divergent views on important business, environmental, and community-related issues. The diversity reflected by more than 2,700 Hispanics among PG&E's 19,800 employees empowers it to respond better to the needs of its customers and communities.
24. JPMORGAN CHASE
New York, NY
JPMorgan Chase makes diversity an integral part of how it manages and does business. All JPMorgan Chase senior managers are responsible for administering a formal diversity plan and linking diversity to education, recruiting, succession planning, career development, and business growth. Thousands of employees are also involved in chapters of the employee networking groups, including Adelante – the Hispanic networking group – ensuring hands-on employee involvement in JPMorgan Chase's diversity initiatives.
25. CINGULAR WIRELESS
Cingular Wireless promotes an inclusive environment that maximizes individual and organizational contributions in the workplace, community, and marketplace. Its commitment to diversity shows in its workforce where 13 percent of employees are male Hispanic, 7 percent are female Hispanic, and 52 percent of all employees are female. Cingular's community partnerships and sponsorships include LULAC, NCLR, the National Hispanic Scholarship Fund, and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Supplier diversity initiatives include more than $200 million spent with Hispanic-owned firms.
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