NEW YORK, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Ernst &Young LLP has been named to The 2010 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity® list for its demonstrated use of measurable diversity best practices and results. A total of 449 companies participated this year, up 12% from last year. Ranked fifth on the list, Ernst &Young has demonstrated strength in the four areas measured — CEO commitment, Human Capital, Corporate and Organizational Communications and Supplier diversity.
"For the past two years, Ernst & Young has been the top-ranked accounting/professional-services firm for good reason. The organization's focus on results, especially in terms of talent development, is quite remarkable," said Luke Visconti, Chief Executive Officer of DiversityInc.
Ernst &Young has focused its formidable diversity-management efforts on real leadership development, fostered by an increasingly open and accommodating corporate culture. As a numbers-driven company, the firm has repeatedly demonstrated results from its diversity-management initiatives. Both its domestic and global efforts reveal a progressive and values-driven mindset that permeates all levels of the organization.
"All around us, we continue to see diversity and inclusiveness rising on the agenda of corporations. We are having more conversations with clients than ever before about how diversity is critical to growth, sustainability and retention," notes Billie Williamson, Americas Inclusiveness Officer. "It's very gratifying to feel that we're participating in a real sea change in the fundamentals of business."
To qualify for the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity, participating companies must have more than 1,000 employees and must fill out a detailed questionnaire based completely on empirical questions. The list, now in its 10th year, is metrics-driven and companies doing business with DiversityInc receive no advantage.
"This list represents the businesses that treat diversity as an ethical, moral priority and a powerful business tool. Far too many companies are way behind the curve and will find themselves in trouble in the next few years and decade," continued Visconti.
The announcement of the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity and the 12 specialty lists* occurred on Tuesday, March 9th at a gala in Washington, D.C.
In addition to being ranked No. 5 on the Top 50 for Diversity list, Ernst & Young LLP also ranks among the top 10 on several DiversityInc specialty lists: No. 2 on The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Recruitment & Retention, No. 1 on The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for LGBT Employees, No. 2 on The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for People With Disabilities, and No. 10 on The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Executive Women.
DiversityInc was founded in 1998 as a web-based publication, and a print magazine was launched in 2002. To see the full ranking of the 2010 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity as well as more information on the methodology, visit: DiversityInc.com/Top50.
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*Specialty lists: The DiversityInc 25 Noteworthy Companies, The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Recruitment & Retention, The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Supplier Diversity, The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Blacks, The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Latinos, The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Asian Americans, The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for LGBT Employees, The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for People With Disabilities, The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Executive Women, The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Global Diversity, The DiversityInc Top 5 Regional Utilities, The DiversityInc Top 5 Hospital System
SOURCE Ernst & Young LLP