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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.

5. HBO

6. PricewaterhouseCoopers

7. Turner Broadcasting

8. Abbott

9. BellSouth

10. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida

11. JPMorgan Chase

12. Comerica

13. HSBC

14. Sodexho

15. Cingular Wireless

16. Colgate-Palmolive

17. Wells Fargo

18. PepsiCo

19. Sempra Energy

20. Macy's/Bloomingdale's

21. Wachovia

22. Marriott International

23. Allstate

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.

AT&T

Avis Budget Group

Bank of America BellSouth Corp.

Chevron Corp.

The Coca-Cola Co.

Exxon Mobil Corp.

IBM Corp.

Johnson & Johnson

Office Depot

PepsiCo Inc.

Pfizer Inc.

Shell Oil Co.

TXU Corp.

UPS

Verizon