WHY IT’S ON THE LIST
Having merged with NBC Universal, Comcast continues to improve its diversity-and-inclusion initiatives, moving up five spots on the list.
The company has a long and impressive history of community philanthropy. Its senior executives serve on the boards of such organizations as the National Urban League, the National Council of La Raza, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Howard University and Women in Cable Telecommunications.
The company puts value on its employees’ volunteering. Its Comcast Cares Day last year involved more than 85,000 volunteers participating in more than 750 projects, working with 665 nonprofit organizations. Comcast also runs the nation’s largest workplace mentoring program in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters called Beyond School Walls. Last year, the program matched about 325 Comcast employee mentors with students in 14 areas.
The company ties a significant percentage of executive bonuses to diversity goals, which include criteria such as being an executive sponsor of an employee resource group, being a cross-cultural mentor, and recruitment, promotions and procurement in the person’s area of responsibility.
Chairman and CEO
“Since our company’s founding, diverse people and perspectives have been the cornerstone of our company’s entrepreneurial spirit and culture. Our company takes great pride in leveraging our employees’ innovative and bold ideas to build the best technology, products and entertainment experiences for our customers.”
Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer
“Diversity is embedded into the fabric of our business, spanning our governance, workforce, supply chain, programming and community investments. Our entire enterprise is rooted in, and bolstered by, a long-term, strategic commitment to engaging all audiences and communities in our journey to become the model company for diversity and inclusion.”
U.S. Headquarters: Philadelphia
Global Employees: 136,000
U.S. Employees: 111,728