Company Reports Strong Positioning in Workforce, Supplier Diversity, Marketing and Community Engagement
DALLAS, June 1, 2016 — AT&T* formally released its 2015 Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Annual Report. The report confirms its position as a leader in D&I among U.S. tech companies.
Highlights of the company's D&I accomplishments as of 2015:
- People of color made up 43% and women 33% of the employee base.
- There were more than 105,000 employee resource group (ERG) memberships.
- The company spent some $13.7 billion with diverse suppliers in 2015.
- In addition to several culturally-nuanced advertising and marketing campaigns,
AT&T maintained 788 bilingual retail stores with either Hispanic or Asian focus.
"At AT&T, Every Voice Matters. This report provides some of the highlights on how we bring that to life every day," said Cynt Marshall, senior vice president and chief diversity officer, AT&T. "I'm constantly inspired by our people. Our inclusive culture where Every Voice Matters allows innovation to just shine through!"
The 45-page document sets the stage with details of an intentional diversity legacy that reaches back 45 years.
The report shares unprecedented details of the company's employees and inclusive culture. It also shares its active engagement in communities, relationship with customers and commitment to collaboration with suppliers.
Recently, AT&T climbed three spots to No. 4 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity. That's above all wireless carriers and all tech companies included on this year's list. AT&T ranked No. 1 on the employee resource group, recruitment and supplier diversity specialty list.
"AT&T is a company where everyone's differences are embraced as a vital part of the business inside and out," said Marshall. "The greater our diversity and inclusive culture, the greater our potential to make a difference."
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.