Special report: Interweave
How they rank
Here are the top 25 corporations named by DiversityInc in its 2006 annual ranking.
By TIMES STAFF WRITER
Published March 18, 2007
What companies excel at diversity and making it a positive bottom-line force? Here are the top 25 corporations named by DiversityInc in its 2006 annual ranking. A majority of these companies operate units and employ workers in the Tampa Bay area.
1. Verizon Communications/Wireless
2. Consolidated Edison Co. of New York
3. The Coca-Cola Co.
4. Health Care Service Corp.
7. Turner Broadcasting
10. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
11. JPMorgan Chase
15. Cingular Wireless
17. Wells Fargo
19. Sempra Energy
22. Marriott International
24. Ernst & Young
25. Bank of America
There are other rankings of diversity, too. For example, the Women's Business Enterprise National Council, a Washington, D.C., advocacy group for women-owned businesses as suppliers to the nation's corporations, this month announced its annual listing of the country's top businesses that offer equal access to world-class supplier diversity programs.
These companies will be honored March 30 at a ceremony in Dallas. Like the DiversityInc list, most of these firms are prominent in the Tampa Bay economy.
Avis Budget Group
Bank of America BellSouth Corp.
The Coca-Cola Co.
Exxon Mobil Corp.
Johnson & Johnson
Shell Oil Co.
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