2020 “Best-of-the-Best Corporations for Inclusion” Named by National Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC) During Inaugural ‘Unity Week’

 
NOVEMBER 5, 2020
Washington, DC –  The National Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC)  has named the fifth annual cohort of Best-of-the-Best list of corporations in America committed to diversity and inclusion across all communities. The presentation of those honored with the Best-of-the-Best designation will be made at the fifth annual Best-of-the-Best Awards Gala held virtually on November 19, 2020. Bank of America, a Best-of-the-Best corporation, returned for the fifth consecutive year as the evening’s presenting sponsor.
The 2020 NBIC Best-of-the-Best celebration is the capstone event to the inaugural NBIC Unity Week. The events of Unity Week are a celebration of diversity, opportunity, equity, and collaboration, featuring programming focused on building unprecedented success for diverse communities in the United States, and around the globe.
“The Best-of-the-Best designation honors corporations for their commitment to America’s diverse employees and business owners, which includes LGBT people, people of color, women, and people with disabilities,” said NGLCC Co-Founder and President Justin Nelson. “This designation is highly competitive and is bestowed only to corporations that we see constantly striving to strengthen and celebrate diversity. These corporations being honored are true leaders in ongoing global commitments to create a better future for all diverse communities in business.”
The 2020 Best-of-the-Best Corporations for Inclusion are:

Accenture

ADP

Altria

American Airlines

Anthem, Inc.

Bank of America

Barilla

Bayer U.S., LLC

Boston Scientific Corporation

Bristol Myers Squibb

Capital One

Chevron Corporation

Comcast NBCUniversal

Corning Incorporated

Corteva Agriscience

Cummins, Inc.

CVS Health

EY

Fannie Mae

FedEx

Food Lion

General Mills

General Motors

GlaxoSmithKline

Health Care Services Corporation

HILTON

IBM CORPORATION

Johnson & Johnson

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Kellogg Company

KPMG, LLP

Merck

Nationwide

New York Life

Northrop Grumman

Pacific Gas and Electric Company

PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

Sodexo, Inc.

Sony Pictures Entertainment

T-Mobile USA, Inc.

TD Bank

The Coca-Cola Company

The Walt Disney Company

TIAA

Toyota

Truist Financial Corporation (formerly SunTrust and BB&T)

U.S. Bank

United Airlines Holdings Inc.

UPS

Wyndham Destinations

Additionally, the NBIC is pleased to celebrate the five finalists for the Best-of-the-Best Program or Initiative of the Year Award:
Cummins
EY
Hilton
IBM
Sodexo

This prestigious award was designed to recognize an exemplary program or initiative that was developed to better the lives and opportunities of internal and/or external diverse stakeholders.  The Program or Initiative of theYear impacts the firm in one or more of the following areas: customer service, community service and external engagement, customer programming, or employee inclusion.  Congratulations to the 2020 winnner: EY.

NGLCC formed the National Business Inclusion Consortium in 2011, and its members represent a total of over $9 trillion in annual economic strength along with significant contributions to the marketplace and workplace.  Only companies achieving industry-leading results across all diverse segments are eligible to receive the prestigious Best-of-the-Best designation from the NBIC, whose members include the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC); Disability:IN;  National Minority Supplier Development Council; National Veteran-Owned Business Association; United States Black Chambers, Inc.; United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; United States Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce; WEConnect International; Women Impacting Public Policy; and Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.

“Demonstrating commitment to diversity is not only the right thing to do, but it’s also the smartest thing to do for businesses large and small,” says NGLCC Co-Founder and CEO Chance Mitchell. “The select group of Fortune 500 companies honored with a Best-of-the-Best designation are innovators and trailblazers for inclusion and are constantly raising the bar forward for themselves, their peers, and their competitors. While we pause to honor some extraordinary leaders at the Best-of-the-Best gala, the great work of ensuring opportunity for all us is a year-round commitment.  We look forward to working with all of these great companies for decades to come in shaping a more inclusive economy for all.”

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