NEW YORK, April 25, 2012 – PwC US was named No. 1 on DiversityInc's 2012 Top 50 Companies for Diversity list, after a breakthrough year during which huge gains in diversity were seen at the senior-most levels of PwC and among all companies named to the list.
A total of 587 companies from a wide range of industries participated in the 2012 DiversityInc competition, up 11 percent from last year. The full list can be found at www.DiversityInc.com/top50.
"We are deeply honored to be recognized by DiversityInc," said Bob Moritz, PwC's US Chairman and Senior Partner. "This is tribute to all our people, who bring our diversity and inclusion efforts to life by living PwC's values and behaviors every day. Today's global economy requires organizations to have an inclusive culture that enables them to attract and retain diverse talent. As such, we have been on a journey at PwC to create that culture and diversify our talent and our leadership. We are humbled to be in such good company on this list, and recognize that our journey and our work must continue."
Diversity is a constant on PwC's agenda, and the firm continues to accelerate its efforts in growing and sustaining an inclusive workplace. PwC has a number of initiatives designed to attract, retain, and advance talented, diverse professionals. Notably, the firm's Chief Diversity Officer has a permanent home at the leadership table, and the position rotates every two to three years to foster new thinking and perspectives for the benefit of all PwC clients, staff, and stakeholders. Additionally, all 2,500 US partners are asked to identify three to five diverse professionals to sponsor and are, in part, evaluated on their advocacy and investment in these individuals at the end of each fiscal year.
“U.S. Chairman and Senior Partner Bob Moritz has a comprehensive understanding of the business case for diversity and holds his direct reports and managing partners accountable for results,” said Luke Visconti, CEO of DiversityInc. “Starting eight years ago, PwC decided to have partners spend a rotational tour as the chief diversity executive, Maria Castañón Moats being the latest. This is a critical best practice that has propelled PwC to the top.”
PwC was also recognized by DiversityInc in the following categories for innovative initiatives in the following areas:
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