Awards and recognitions

Comcast NBCUniversal received numerous awards, recognitions, and honors from various organizations and publications in 2016.

  • Comcast NBCUniversal was recognized as one of Fortune magazine’s 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity.
  • Comcast ranked nine among Fortune’s first-ever list of the 50 Best Workplaces for Parents.
  • Comcast NBCUniversal was named Corporation of the Year for Innovation by the National Minority Supplier Development Council.
  • Comcast NBCUniversal ranked 29 among DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity. The company also ranked among DiversityInc’s following specialty lists: fourth among Top Companies for People with Disabilities, fifth among Top Companies for Supplier Diversity, and ninth among Top Companies for Veterans.
  • Comcast NBCUniversal was named one of the inaugural 2016 Best-of-the-Best Top 30 Corporations for Inclusion by the National Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC).
  • Comcast NBCUniversal scored 100 of 100 points on the Disability Equality Index (DEI), a joint initiative of the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN) and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD).
  • Comcast NBCUniversal was selected as the Company of the Year for the second time in four years by LATINA Style Magazine.
  • Voices for National Service presented Comcast NBCUniversal with the Corporate Service Award for its extraordinary and longstanding dedication to the national service movement.
  • Comcast NBCUniversal received the National Organization on Disability’s 2016 Leading Disability Employer Seal.
  • For the fourth consecutive year, Comcast NBCUniversal earned a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) 2016 Corporate Equality Index.
  • Profiles in Diversity Journal named Comcast NBCUniversal among its Top 25 recipients of the 2016 Diversity Leader Award, recognizing excellence for outstanding standards for aligning diversity initiatives with business goals.
  • Comcast NBCUniversal was named one of Women’s Enterprise USA magazine’s WE 100 Corporations of the Year. The annual list includes the influential companies that regard the inclusion of women’s business enterprises as essential to supply chain productivity and, ultimately, to corporate success.
  • Women’s Enterprise USA named Comcast NBCUniversal among its annual list of Top 100 Leaders in Supplier Diversity.
  • Comcast NBCUniversal was named a 2016 Top Employer and Top Supplier Diversity Program by Black EOE Journal (BEOEJ), which is one of the nation’s fastest-growing magazines, for promoting the advancement of African Americans in all aspects of business and employment to ensure equal opportunity.
  • Comcast NBCUniversal ranked 74 among G.I. Jobs’ 2016 Military Friendly Employers list and ranked nine in the Technology & Telecom industry.
  • DiversityBusiness.com named Comcast NBCUniversal number 26 among America’s Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities for 2016 (Div50), marking our 11th consecutive year on the list.
  • Comcast NBCUniversal was named among Latino Leaders Magazine’s Five Outstanding Companies for Diversity, highlighting our ranking on the HACR Corporate Inclusion Index and our recent induction into the Billion Dollar Roundtable.
  • Cablefax named XFINITY’s X1 Bicultural Experience among the finalists for this year’s Tech Awards in the Overall Tech Innovation and New Product categories.
  • The American Foundation for the Blind honored Comcast NBCUniversal with its Helen Keller Achievement Award for the X1 talking guide, Emily’s Oz, and The Wiz Live!
  • Twenty-three Comcast NBCUniversal productions were among the nominees for the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, which recognize and honor media for fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of the LGBT community and the issues that affect their lives.
  • Comcast NBCUniversal was recognized for the fourth consecutive year as one of America’s Top Veteran-Friendly Companies and Top Supplier Diversity Programs by U.S. Veterans Magazine.
  • Comcast NBCUniversal was named one of the top 25 U.S. corporations committed to working with veteran-owned businesses by the National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) (2016 Military Friendly Supplier Diversity Program) (4th consecutive year).
  • For the second year in a row, Comcast received the North American Candidate Experience (CandE) Award.
  • For the fifth consecutive year, Comcast NBCUniversal earned a score of 100% on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI) and was named a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.
  • Comcast NBCUniversal ranked 20 among the Military Times Best for Vets: Employers 2016.
  • Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense office, selected Comcast as a finalist for the 2016 Freedom Award.
  • Comcast NBCUniversal was named among the Best Companies for Diversity in Black Enterprise’s October 2016 issue.
  • Comcast NBCUniversal earned a 90 on the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility’s (HACR) 2016 Corporate Inclusion Index.
  • Comcast was awarded the Professional Diversity Network’s Diversity Excellence Award, recognizing the company as a Top 10 Leader in Diversity.
  • Comcast NBCUniversal was included in the Wall Street Journal’s “Most Attractive Employers” insert on September 8, 2016.
  • Comcast NBCUniversal was included on Winds of Change’s Top 50 Companies for Native American STEM Professionals. The list honors organizations that are setting the standard for Native Americans in the STEM field. Read more here.
  • The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) selected Comcast NBCUniversal as its 2016 Corporation of the Year. This award is presented to a corporation that has championed Hispanic enterprise and has effectively integrated small business into its strategic supply chain, demonstrating that diversity and inclusion initiatives are both principled and profitable.
  • The Minority Business News USA team recognized Comcast NBCUniversal among the 2016 Corporate 101: America’s Most Admired Corporations for Supplier Diversity.
  • In an October 4, 2016, ceremony, the Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council (SCMSDC) awarded Comcast NBCUniversal its 2016 Community Visionary Award, recognizing Comcast NBCUniversal’s proven achievements in supplier diversity and innovative best practices, positively impacting the growth of minority-owned businesses.
  • Comcast NBCUniversal was recognized by the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) with its 2016 Excellence in Multicultural Marketing Awards (EMMA), garnering 19 top awards across Case Studies, Campaigns, and Marketing Tactics. These awards recognize excellence in marketing designed to reach culturally diverse audiences and customers among African American, Asian, Hispanic, and other market segments.
  • On February 12, 2016, Universal Orlando’s Supplier Diversity team won the Hispanic Chamber of Metro Orlando’s Corporate Procurement Group of the Year Award.
  • NBCUniversal received a number of nominations for the 31st Annual Imagen Awards, including Best Primetime Television Drama for Shades of Blue and Best Primetime Television Comedy for Brooklyn Nine-Nine. This is the only Latino entertainment awards event dedicated to honoring the positive portrayal and creative excellence of Latinos and Latino cultures in television and film.
  • In 2016, for the third time, Points of Light named Comcast NBCUniversal among the most community-minded companies in the nation as part of The Civic 50, an initiative that sets the standard for corporate civic engagement. Honorees were selected based on four dimensions of their U.S. community engagement programs, including investment, integration, institutionalization, and impact. The company was honored for using our global media and technology assets to help connect and strengthen local communities, with a focus on programs supporting digital literacy, encouraging community service, and building tomorrow’s leaders.


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