McDonald’s – 2013 50 Out Front for Diversity Leadership

McDonald’s #15

Oak Brook, IL
1.8 million employees
CEO: Don Thompson
CDE: Patricia Harris

Diversity Mission: At McDonald’s, diversity and inclusion are part of our culture — from the crew room to the boardroom. We believe that leaders hold themselves accountable for learning about, valuing and respecting individuals on both sides of the counter. We work to achieve this goal by creating an environment for everyone to contribute their best in the 31,489 restaurants in 118 countries in which we serve 69 million customers each day.

McDonald’s takes pride in moving from awareness to action. The company’s goal is to have people within the organization working and living to reach their full potential. Here are some quick facts that highlight McDonald’s commitment and dedication to diversity throughout the organization: 70 percent women and minority U.S. employees; more than 25 percent women and minorities in leadership positions; more than $5 billion in diverse vendor spends;5 percent women and minority franchisees.

The company is dedicated to identifying and developing partnerships with key organizations in support of Brand McDonald’s. “By establishing and maintaining these relationships, we will build brand trust in diverse communities and increase our presence with diverse populations,” their submission stated. “Diversity at McDonald’s is not just a U.S. initiative. Creating an inclusive environment for our employees and for our customers is something we strive to accomplish on a global basis.”

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