Hilton Worldwide Named One of DiversityInc’s 2015 Top 50 Companies for Diversity
Hilton Also Named a Top 10 Company for Supplier Diversity
MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide announced today that it was named one of DiversityInc's annual Top 50 Companies for Diversity, and one of the Top 10 Companies for Supplier Diversity.
"Diversity and inclusion are part of our DNA at Hilton," said Christopher J. Nassetta, president and CEO, Hilton Worldwide. "Like our hotels, our workforce is global, and our success is driven by the passion and motivation of our teams. Our culture and diversity in all its forms around the world makes our organization strong and drives better results."
"This prestigious award is a tremendous accomplishment that recognizes our commitment to making diversity part of Hilton's legacy," said Matt Schuyler, chief human resource officer. "Our teams are truly inspirational in the purpose-driven work they do to create welcoming and inclusive work environments, and to foster the same stewardship to create amazing experiences for our guests."
"Hilton Worldwide moves onto the DiversityInc Top 50 with excellent employee resource groups, including a group for veterans and their spouses," said DiversityInc CEO Luke Visconti. "Diversity efforts start at the top and Hilton's CEO, Chris Nassetta, has been a key force in leading the diversity and inclusion initiative."
DiversityInc Top 50 companies have significantly more diversity than average American corporations. Compared with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) statistics, Top 50 companies have 20 percent more Blacks, Latinos, and Asians in management, and 13 percent more women according to DiversityInc.
CNBC covered the DiversityInc Top 50 event and provided the stock market econometric evaluation. "The Top 50 list outperformed the market on a short and long-term basis, which has been the case over the past several years. This shows evidence of the link between excellence in diversity management and superior corporate governance," said Visconti.
For the entire Top 50 list, visit http://www.diversityinc.com/top50 or follow the conversation online with the hashtag #DITop50.
For more information on the company's diversity and inclusion awards and initiatives, visit www.hiltonworldwide.com.
DiversityInc's mission is to bring education and clarity to the business benefits of diversity. The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list began in 2001, at the same time many corporations were beginning to understand the business value of diversity-management initiatives. The 2015 Top 50 Companies for Diversity results are featured on DiversityInc.com and in DiversityInc magazine. For more information, log on to www.diversityinc.com, https://www.facebook.com/DiversityInc, https://twitter.com/DiversityInc or http://www.linkedin.com/company/26561.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 17 world-class brands comprising more than 5,700 properties with more than 923,000 rooms, in 113 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton earned a spot on the 2018 world’s best workplaces list, and has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its 100-year history. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, more than 89 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy, plus enjoy instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.Download Article Photos