Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA,
one of the worlds leading media, entertainment and communications
companies, announced today that it has been named to Black Enterprise magazines
annual list of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity. The publication
diverse employee base, supplier diversity program and the diverse
representation of the Companys Board of Directors as key strengths.
In selecting the top 40, Black Enterprise conducted a
comprehensive outreach effort to the top-grossing 1,000 publicly-traded
companies and 100 leading global companies with significant U.S.
operations. The survey focused primarily on the participation of African
American, Asian, Hispanic and other ethnic minority groups in four key
areas: supplier diversity, senior management, board of directors and
Since Comcasts founding nearly 50 years ago, we have been committed to
creating a culture of fairness, respect and inclusion. It is an honor to
be recognized by Black Enterprise as one of the best companies
for diversity as Comcast and NBCUniversal strive to become a model of
diversity for the communications and entertainment industries, said
Maria G. Arias, Executive Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Comcast
Corporation. We are proud of the additional steps we have taken, and
will continue to build on our strong foundation to create an even more
Comcast and NBCUniversal are focused on making sure that diversity is
reflected in our leadership, workforce, purchasing decisions,
programming and community investment. In 2011, the companies made
significant progress in these areas, including adding two diverse Board
members, which increased the Boards diversity to 33 percent, forming
internal and external diversity advisory councils, increasing diversity
hires and promotions, expanding employee awareness and training on
diversity, increasing supplier diversity spending, expanding diverse
programming, and increasing contributions to diverse and minority-led
and minority-serving non-profit organizations.
This is the third year that Comcast has been named to Black
Enterprises 40 Best Companies for Diversity list since 2007.
Comcast and NBCUniversals Diversity Councils were also listed among the
2012 Top 25 Diversity Councils by the Association of Diversity
Councils. Additionally, Comcast was recently recognized as one of Diversity
Incs 25 Noteworthy Companies, named one of Asian Enterprise magazines
2011 Fortune 500s Best Companies for Asian Americans and Pacific
Islanders, listed as one of the Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural
Business by DiversityBusiness.com, and named one of the 10 Best U.S.
Corporations for Veteran-Owned Businesses by the National Veteran-Owned
Business Association. NBCUniversal has also received significant
recognition and was recently ranked first among programmers in WICT
PARs 2011 Best Companies for Women in Telecommunications Survey, won
the Disability Rights Legal Centers Corporate Diversity Award, and
was selected as one of Work Life Matters magazines Top
Companies for LGBT Equality.
The complete special report on the best companies for diversity,
including methodology and selection criteria, is available in the July
2012 issue of Black Enterprise.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com)
is one of the worlds leading media, entertainment and communications
companies. Comcast is principally involved in the operation of cable
systems through Comcast Cable and in the development, production and
distribution of entertainment, news, sports and other content for global
audiences through NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation’s
largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential
and business customers. Comcast is the majority owner and manager of
NBCUniversal, which owns and operates entertainment and news cable
networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, local television
station groups, television production operations, a major motion picture
company and theme parks.
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