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DiversityFIRST™ Top 40 Companies

As diversity has grown into a major business imperative, so too has the call to rank companies on their diversity efforts. In fact, many companies covet the rankings on such lists. In a culture that puts significant emphasis on lists and rankings, such lists are the start, not the end of a company’s demonstrated commitment to diversity. The National Diversity Council introduces the next generation of quantitative and qualitative assessment of a company’s diversity effort. Using a proprietary process, The National Diversity Council assesses a company’s diversity effort in the areas of People, Community, Supplier Diversity and Corporate Social Responsibility.


  • Demonstrates a commitment to promoting a diverse workplace environment
  • Maintains a record of accomplishments in areas of diverse management, recruiting, and leadership
  • Proven track record of sound policies and practices that support positive environmental, employee, economic, community and social impact.
  • A demonstrated growing commitment to using the power of corporate decision making as a tool for sustainability and corporate citizenship.

DiversityFIRST™ Top 40 Companies

The deadline for award nominations is 2 months prior to the event or publication date. *Please note that award opportunities are filled on a rolling basis beginning as early as 8 months prior to the event date, so award openings may be filled prior to the nomination deadline.