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DiversityInc's 2016 Top 50 Announcement Dinner & Learning Sessions


April 19 | Cipriani Wall Street | New York City


No. 10 | Procter & Gamble | DiversityInc Top 50

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Earning a spot on the list for the 11th time in 12 years, consumer-products giant Procter & Gamble remains a leader in talent development of people from underrepresented groups.

The company’s diversity mission, clearly stated on its website, is: “Everyone valued. Everyone included. Everyone performing at their peak.”

That messaging carries through to both internal and external communications, marketing and talent development.

Senior executives are very involved in D&I work as executive sponsors of employee resource groups, as cross-cultural mentors, and as members and leaders of multicultural non-profits.

Diversity-related compensation is tied to metrics, assessed in dashboards/scorecards. Those metrics involve both human-capital and supplier-diversity results.

P&G has a flexible working environment, with half its managers and almost half its administrative staff working from home at least occasionally. The company has a global flex@work program to help employees integrate work and home life.

The company has eight strong employee resource groups with multiple chapters, including groups for corporate women’s leadership, Native Americans and people with disabilities.

P&G continues to be a leader in hiring and accommodating people with disabilities, supplier diversity and multicultural marketing.

The company also has an annual Diversity & Inclusion Week, which allows it to communicate the importance of D&I to its business goals.


A.G. Lafley
Chairman, President and CEO

“At P&G, our focus is on creating brands and products that improve the lives of the world’s consumers. When we truly leverage the strategic value of diversity and inclusion, we understand consumers better, we innovate more consistently, and we develop each other and ourselves much better, much faster, and much stronger.”
William Gipson
Senior Vice President, Global Diversity and Research & Development, Asian Innovation Centers

“At P&G, we fundamentally know that fully leveraging our Diversity AND Inclusion leads to bigger and better innovations. By being deliberate in developing a culture of inclusion and by creating diverse teams of people, we bring together different life experiences and thinking styles that spark more creative problem solving and new innovation to delight more and more current and future consumers.”


U.S. Headquarters: Cincinnati
Global Employees: 118,000
U.S. Employees: 27,800
Last Year’s DiversityInc Top 50 Ranking: No. 7


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