SPARKS, Md., May 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- McCormick and Company, Inc. (NYSE: MKC), a global leader in flavor, was recognized among the 2017 Top 50 Companies for Diversity. This award is the result of a highly competitive survey conducted by DiversityInc, which highlights successes and best practices that promote the growth and advancement of underrepresented groups in the workplace. McCormick placed 45th in the list of global companies at DiversityInc's awards ceremony in New York City on May 2, 2017.
DiversityInc distributes the awards to companies who deliver exceptional results in four key areas of diversity management: talent pipeline, talent development, leadership accountability, and supplier diversity. Participation in the list has increased year over year, and in 2016 over 1,800 companies submitted surveys for consideration.
McCormick has set several important diversity goals to achieve by 2020, including leadership representation of 50 percent global women and 25 percent people of color in the U.S. The company also supports and encourages diversity globally through its annual Diversity and Inclusion Day activities, its robust Supplier Diversity program and its approximately 1,000 members participating in Employee Ambassador Groups for women, people of color, veterans, young professionals and the LGBTQ community.
"We are honored to receive this recognition from DiversityInc, which demonstrates our commitment to supporting a global workforce that values and respects diversity," said Lawrence Kurzius, Chairman, President and CEO of McCormick and Company. "It is a testament to our organization's continued emphasis on promoting diversity and inclusion, and I couldn't be more proud."
This year marks the first time McCormick was included in the Top 50 Companies by DiversityInc; in 2016, the company was noted among 25 Noteworthy Companies by the organization. The Top 50 list has been tabulated since 2001, and reflects DiversityInc's mission to bring education and clarity to the business benefits of diversity.
McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavor. With $4.4 billion in annual sales, the company manufactures, markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the entire food industry – retail outlets, food manufacturers and foodservice businesses. Every day, no matter where or what you eat, you can enjoy food flavored by McCormick. McCormick Brings Passion to Flavor™.
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