Forbes Names Compass Group USA to 2018 Best Employers for Diversity List
CHARLOTTE, NC (January 24, 2018) – Compass Group USA has been named to Forbes’ 2018 America’s Best Employers for Diversity list. Compass Group is listed in the 87th spot among the top 250 U.S. employers in diversity and inclusion with over 1,000 employees.
“Being recognized by Forbes is an honor and our commitment to diversity will always be a top priority,” says Gary Green, CEO Compass Group USA. “We believe that by driving workplace diversity and inclusion, we can empower our people to bring their best selves to work and make a difference in the lives of each other, our guests, and our clients.”
“We want every Compass associate to feel that their differences are embraced and appreciated. Diversity of our people is what makes our company great,” says Cindy Noble, Chief People Officer Compass Group USA. “By providing an inclusive workplace, we offer associates and prospective employees a place to realize personal and professional career goals.”
In additional to Compass Group’s recognition, Levy has been named to the #3 spot on the list. Levy is a company in the Compass portfolio specializing in the sports and leisure market.
Forbes worked with research firm Statista to compile the definitive list of the best employers for diversity in America. Statista surveyed 30,000 U.S. employees to inform the list, asking questions about diversity, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, and disability. Responses among underrepresented ethnic minorities, women, and people aged 50 and older received greater weight in the ranking.
Other factors Statista incorporated were the gender split of companies’ management teams and boards, and whether a company proactively communicates about diversity. Forbes commended Compass Group’s unusual level of transparency into its workforce demographics in its 2016 diversity and inclusion report.
About Compass Group
Based in Charlotte, NC, Compass Group North America is the leading foodservice and support services company with over 250,000 associates and $17 billion in revenues in 2017. With over 550,000 associates worldwide, its parent company, UK-based Compass Group PLC, has been named in the Forbes Global 2000 – World’s Best Employer list for 2017. Compass Group PLC had revenues of £22.9 billion ($29 billion USD) in the fiscal year ended September 30, 2017. For more go to www.compass-usa.com | Compass Careers | Facebook | LinkedIn | Twitter.