Wal-Mart Named Among 'Top 50 for Diversity' by Mag

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Wal-Mart Named Among 'Top 50 for Diversity' by Mag

BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. was once again named one of the "Top 50 Companies for Diversity" by DiversityInc magazine, a publication providing news, resources, and commentary on the role of diversity in corporations.

Wal-Mart said it was selected for its continued dedication to diversity, both internally and externally. The publication's annual "Top 50" list will appear in the magazine's June 2007 issue.

DiversityInc selected companies that emphasize diversity within their organizations, as well as in their field of business. Companies were evaluated through a 230-question survey, which included questions focused on c.e.o. commitment, workforce representation, communications, and supplier diversity, among other areas. Wal-Mart and other honorees were also recognized by the publication for significant representations of females and minorities at all levels of their organizations.

Wal-Mart said it employs more than 826,000 females, 237,000 African Americans, 154,000 Hispanics, more than 41,000 Asian Americans, and more than 256,000 seniors who are 55 and older. Wal-Mart also partners with more than 3,500 diverse suppliers to provide the merchandise and services customers need and want.

Last year, Wal-Mart was listed as one of DiversityInc's "Noteworthy Companies for Diversity," as well as one of its "Top 10 Companies for African Americans." In 2006, the company was also named one of the "40 Best Companies for Diversity" by Black Enterprise magazine and one of the "Top 30 Companies for Minorities" by The Diversity Network. Additionally, Wal-Mart has been honored as one of the "Top U.S. Companies for Asian Americans" by Asian Enterprise and "Corporate 100 Best Places to Work for Latinos" by Hispanic Magazine for the past three years.