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Procter & Gamble: No. 7 in the DiversityInc Top 50

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On the list for 10 of the last 11 years, Procter & Gamble continues to show progress in the talent-development pipeline and be a leader in hiring and accommodating people with disabilities.

Chairman, President and CEO A.G. Lafley signs off on executive compensation tied to diversity goals, meets quarterly with employee resource groups, signs off on supplier-diversity and other diversity-management metrics, and is on the board of several multicultural nonprofits, including the United Negro College Fund.

Ten percent of executive compensation is linked to diversity goals, which are evaluated as part of performance reviews. Criteria include being an executive sponsor of an employee resource group, being a cross-cultural mentor, and recruitment and promotions in the executive’s area of responsibility.

P&G uses dashboards/scorecards to assess progress in both human-capital and supplier-diversity results.

Chief Diversity Officer William Gipson reports directly to Lafley and presents diversity findings to the board of directors.

P&G has had strong initiatives in place to find and hire people with disabilities and to create inclusive workplaces for them. Its People With Disabilities resource group has been instrumental in its success.

In addition to its efforts to hire people with disabilities, P&G has been a vocal supporter of LGBT equality in the workplace, achieving a 100 percent rating on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index. P&G has a very active LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) resource group called GABLE.

The company also has a strong supplier-diversity program and last year received the Distinguished Supplier Diversity Award from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency.


A.G. Lafley
Chairman, President and CEO

“In P&G’s experience, we are much better at developing consumer-preferred brands and products when we have the most diverse groups developing them.”



William Gipson
Senior Vice President, Global Diversity and
Research and Development, Global Hair Care, Color and Salon Professional

“Diversity & Inclusion is an important part of our culture at P&G and a critical driver of collaboration. We are very intentional when it comes to Diversity AND Inclusion because we are more collaborative and innovative when we have a mindset that wants to be influenced by people whose experiences, backgrounds, ethnicity and gender are different than our own. We know that Diversity & Inclusion leads to peak performance by P&G employees. When everyone feels valued and everyone is included, people perform at their peak.”



U.S. Headquarters: Cincinnati

Global Employees: 121,000

U.S. Employees: 28,246

• On list for 10 of last 11 years
• 3rd year in a row in top 10
• Leader in employing people with disabilities



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