We Stand For … Leading by Example and Action
Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) is about understanding that the more diverse and inclusive our company is, the more successful we will be. Our commitment to D&I sits at the heart of our business and culture — it influences the way we operate and make decisions every day.
Building on Our Commitment
Across our enterprise, everyone is accountable for ensuring we operate with D&I in mind — from our employees who develop our diverse content and inclusive products, to our suppliers and partners who support the communities we serve. Our ongoing effort to embed D&I initiatives across the company includes quantifiable actions like tying a percentage of senior management’s bonus to the achievement of diversity initiatives, and requiring diverse candidate slates as part of our recruitment process for Vice Presidents and above.
Our Network of Internal and External Advisors
Board of Directors
We extend our commitment to D&I to all levels of leadership, including our Board of Directors, which continues to evolve.
40% of our Board is women or people of color, including two women and three people of color (one African American, one Hispanic, and one Asian American).
The diversity of our Board has nearly tripled since YE 2010, reflecting the strategic value we place on having diverse perspectives represented in the boardroom.
External Joint Diversity Advisory Council
Comcast NBCUniversal formed its innovative, external Joint Diversity Advisory Council (JDC) in 2011, bringing together national leaders from business, politics, and civil rights organizations who represent African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, women, people with disabilities, and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) and military communities. The JDC provides advice to our senior executive teams on the development and implementation of D&I initiatives across the company.
More than seven years later, Comcast NBCUniversal’s JDC remains the largest external diversity council in corporate America. We recognize and value the important advisory role the JDC has played in our achievements to date, that far exceed our voluntary commitments we made during the NBCUniversal acquisition, and we look forward to its continued partnership going forward. Select highlights of our D&I commitments and achievements can be found here.
Internal Diversity Councils
Comcast and NBCUniversal also have Internal Diversity Councils (IDCs) that include senior executives who provide feedback on our enterprise-wide progress and initiatives, and bring best practices back to their respective business units to implement and sustain diverse and inclusive practices across the company.
The Comcast and NBCUniversal IDCs meet regularly throughout the year, and are chaired respectively by David L. Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer for Comcast Corporation, and Craig Robinson, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer for NBCUniversal.