The annual DiversityInc (DI) list for top companies in supplier diversity has been released with Accenture leading the pack.  The DI List is a well regarded ranking of corporations within supplier diversity that support diverse businesses throughout the nation.  In order to be included among the list, companies must complete a 200 question survey effectively explaining how their commitment supports under represented groups.

According to their website, within the supplier diversity companies were ranked based on both Tier I (direct contractor) and Tier II (subcontractor) procurement strategies to connect with suppliers owned by women, minorities, LGBT, veterans, and disabled persons.  Best practices that were ranked included

  • Integrating supplier diversity into corporate goals
  • Having the CEO sign off on supplier-diversity results
  • Auditing supplier-diversity numbers
  • Ensuring suppliers are certified
  • Linking procurement-management compensation to supplier-diversity goals

The Top 10 within supplier diversity are as follows:

 

  1. Accenture
  2. Comcast NBCUniversal
  3. EY
  4. Cox Communications
  5. PwC
  6. AT&T
  7. Hilton
  8. Eli Lilly and Co.
  9. Cummins
  10. CVS
  11. ADP
  12. Johnson & Johnson
  13. Toyota
  14. Kaiser Permanente
  15. Marriott International

 

 

To learn more about other DI rankings including Top companies for veterans, LGBT, and Disabled persons, mentoring, regional corporations, and more check out https://www.diversityinc.com/st/DI_Top_50

And if you’re looking to participate in the next ranking list check out how to do so HERE