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:
- Comcast NBCUniversal
- Cox Communications
- Eli Lilly and Co.
- Johnson & Johnson
- Kaiser Permanente
- 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