Comcast Corporation, the nation's leading provider of entertainment, information and communications products and services, announced today that it has been named to Black Enterprise Magazine's annual list of "The 40 Best Companies for Diversity." The publication recognized Comcast's supplier diversity program and its diverse employee base as key strengths for the organization.
In selecting the top 40, Black Enterprise conducted a comprehensive outreach effort to the CEOs and diversity executives of the top-grossing 1,000 publicly-traded companies and the 50 leading global companies with significant U.S. operations. The survey focused primarily on the participation of African Americans and other ethnic minority groups in four key areas: supplier diversity, senior management, board of directors and employee base.
"We are very pleased to be recognized by Black Enterprise as a one of the best companies for diversity," said Charisse Lillie, Vice President, Human Resources, Comcast Corporation. "Diversity and inclusion are main priorities at Comcast and being recognized by Black Enterprise affirms that our commitment to diversity is working, and we will continue to expand on these efforts in the future."
This is the second consecutive year Comcast has been named to Black Enterprise's 40 Best Companies for Diversity list. The recognition comes on the heels of several other diversity accolades by other publications, such as Diversity MBA Magazine's "Top 50 Companies for Diverse Managers" (2008), DiversityBusiness.com's "Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities" (2007), and Essence Magazine's "25 Great Places to Work" (2007).
Comcast's overall commitment to diversity is focused in four key areas: attracting and retaining a multicultural workforce, developing a diverse supplier group, offering a wide selection of multicultural programming and pledging significant community investments.
The complete special report on the best companies for diversity, including methodology and selection criteria, is available in the July 2008 issue of Black Enterprise, on newsstands July 1.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (http://www.comcast.com) is the nation's leading provider of entertainment, information and communications products and services. With 24.7 million cable customers, 14.1 million high-speed Internet customers, and 5.2 million voice customers,
Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of broadband cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.
Comcast's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, ten Comcast SportsNet networks and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast's Internet business. Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and two large multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia.