DiversityInc, an online magazine geared toward promoting news and resources about corporate diversity, recently announced the results of its 14th annual Top 50 Companies for Diversity rankings. More than 1,200 public and privately held companies competed for spots on this year’s list. According to DiversityInc, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation jumped from sixth-place in 2013 to land at no.1 on this year’s list. The Top 10 for 2014 include:
1. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
4. Kaiser Permanente
6. MasterCard Worldwide
7. Procter & Gamble
8. Prudential Financial
9. Johnson & Johnson
“Earning a spot on the DiversityInc Top 50 proves that management is paying close attention to the needs of their primary constituents—employees, customers and other key stakeholders,” DiversityInc Founder and CEO, Luke Visconti, said. “Companies with great reputations attract the best and most skilled employees who then create and deliver the best products and services. It’s a virtuous cycle that enables public companies on the DiversityInc Top 50 list to consistently outperform the major domestic stock market indices and privately held companies to surpass their peers.”
Participating companies (U.S. businesses with at least 1,000 employees) are ranked based on a variety of factors, including Talent Pipeline, Equitable Talent Development (including commitment to mentorship and to philanthropy), CEO/Leadership Commitment and Supplier Diversity, to name a few.
For the entire Top 50 list and to see DiversityInc’s additional lists, visit here.