26. AT&T INC.
San Antonio, TX
In fostering diversity and inclusion, AT&T has created a better business environment, one that makes the company an employer of choice, a preferred business partner, and an important contributor to the community. AT&T's workforce is 46 percent female, 36 percent minority, and 12 percent Hispanic. In 2005, AT&T and the AT&T Foundation contributed more than $21 million in support of nearly 800 organizations that strengthen diverse communities. Last year,AT&T spent $1.6 billion with minority-owned firms.
27. HYATT HOTELS CORP.
Hyatt's diversity initiatives – commitment, accountability, measurement, training, and communication – make it an employer of choice, business partner, and community ally. As an employer of choice, Hyatt provides employment and promotional opportunities to today's diverse workforce. As a partner, Hyatt maintains relationships with minority community businesses. Hyatt's procurement efforts with minority- and women-owned vendors reached 24.7 percent in 2005. Finally, as an ally, Hyatt pursues and participates in community outreach efforts and initiatives.
28. KELLOGG CO.
Battle Creek, MI
Kellogg Co. is committed to an inclusive culture that allows all employees to be their best, while serving the needs of the global marketplace with superior products. Programs and processes have been formalized to ensure that diversity efforts serve Kellogg customers, consumers, and employees. Examples of this commitment include Kellogg's Department of Diversity and Inclusion, employee resource groups such as HOLA, Women of Kellogg, and the Kellogg MultiNational Employee Resource Group, and contributions to the Hispanic Heritage Foundation.
29. AMERICAN EXPRESS CO.
New York, NY
Through the American Express Supplier Diversity program, the company builds mutually advantageous relationships with diverse suppliers. American Express is a key corporate member of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and its local affiliates as well as the Texas Association of Mexican-American Chambers of Commerce. E-sourcing, second-tier management, supplier-capability matching, and capacity-building strategies are cornerstones of American Express' outreach to Hispanic and other diverse markets.
30. FEDERATED DEPARTMENT STORES, INC.
Diversity within its workforce, customer base, and community and vendor relationships gives Federated Department Stores a clear competitive advantage. Federated's workforce initiatives include talent acquisition and succession management, diversity training, and events sponsored by diversity councils and affinity groups. Economic reinvestment and educational partnerships are two of the ways that Federated supports community development. In 2005, Federated's Supplier Diversity program sourced goods and services from qualified minority- and women-owned businesses totaling $491.8 million.
Comcast's commitment to diversity begins with the dedication of senior leadership with the Diversity Management Council, a team responsible for reviewing, developing, and implementing Comcast's diversity initiatives. Committed to minority participation at all levels of employment, the company provides the training and experience needed for individuals to achieve their professional development goals through Comcast University. To date, 25 percent of the participants in Comcast-supported leadership development programs have been minorities.
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