Comerica Inc. Named One of the 50 Best Companies for Diversity by BLACK ENTERPRISE


BLACK ENTERPRISE, in partnership with the Executive Leadership Council, has released its listing of the “50 Best Companies for Diversity” as featured in the publication’s October 2016 issue. The companies singled out for distinction demonstrated a significant commitment to diversity in four key areas: board of directors, employee base, senior management and supplier diversity.

In 2005, BLACK ENTERPRISE began publishing its list of the “Best Companies for Diversity,” identifying those corporations that proved to be the best of the best in developing a culture and executing policies that promoted inclusion of African Americans within their workforce, senior management ranks, corporate boards, and supplier pools. This year’s roster of companies recognized the value of the link between diversity and engagement, which is driven by corporate leadership.

In compiling this year’s list, the BLACK ENTERPRISE research team found hundreds of companies declined to take part in the survey. Some companies did not participate, stating that they did not have adequate time to provide diversity figures. Others admitted that their organizations’ numbers simply did not measure up.

5signs“At a time when African American executive talent is more abundant than ever, corporations should willingly embrace our inclusion to drive their performance,” says BLACK ENTERPRISE’s President and CEO, Earl “Butch” Graves Jr.  “The companies featured on our roster provide a strong culture of inclusion, starting at the top, with many of the CEOs presiding over internal inclusion councils and tying diversity best practices to job performance and compensation.”

In selecting the 2016 companies, BLACK ENTERPRISE and ELC sent surveys to the nation’s top 1,000 publicly traded companies with strong U.S. operations. The final list includes those that showed a commitment to diversifying its ranks in four areas: employee base, senior management, supplier diversity, and board of directors. Companies were also chosen based on programs created to nurture and maintain a diverse professional space. Surveys did not simply focus on black inclusion, but ethnic minority groups as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau. Supporting criteria used to finalize the list included efforts directed toward women, the disabled, veterans, and the LGBT community.

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50 Best Companies for Diversity by BLACK ENTERPRISE

  1. Aflac Inc.
  2. Allstate Corp.
  3. Ameren Corp.
  4. American Express Co.
  5. Aramark
  6. AT&T Inc.
  7. ADP Inc.
  8. Bank of America Corp.
  9. Carnival Corp. & plc.
  10. Cigna
  11. The Coca-Cola Co.
  12. Comcast NBCUniversal
  13. Comerica Inc.
  14. Consolidated Edison Inc.
  15. Duke Energy Corp.
  16. Edison International
  17. Eli Lilly and Co.
  18. Entergy Corp.
  19. Exelon Corp.
  20. Fannie Mae
  21. FedEx Corp.
  22. Ford Motor Co.
  23. General Mills Inc.
  24. General Motors Co.
  25. IBM Corp.
  26. Illinois Tool Works Inc.
  27. Johnson Controls Inc.
  28. Jones Lang LaSalle Inc.
  29. JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  30. Kellogg Co.
  31. Macy’s Inc.
  32. Marriott International Inc.
  33. McDonald’s Corp.
  34. McKesson Corp.
  35. Merck & Co Inc.
  36. MGM Resorts International
  37. Morgan Stanley
  38. Nationwide Insurance Co.
  39. Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co.
  40. PG&E Corp.
  41. PepsiCo Inc.
  42. PNC Financial Services Group Inc.
  43. Prudential Financial Inc.
  44. Southern Co.
  45. State Farm Insurance Co.
  46. TIAA
  47. Toyota Motor North America Inc.
  48. Verizon Communications Inc.
  49. Walmart Stores Inc.
  50. Xerox Corp.




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