Top 50 diverse companies include those with strong Alabama presences

Companies with strong presences in Alabama are among those on DiversityInc’s Top 50 U.S. Companies for Diversity.

The list, launched in 2001, recognizes the top companies that hire, retain and promote women, minorities, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ and veterans. Data is collected across six areas, including leadership accountability, human capital diversity metrics, talent programs, workforce practices, supplier diversity and philanthropy.

“In an era of reckoning, there is no way around standardized measurement to remain competitive and identify gaps impacting a company’s ability to attract, retain, develop and engage diverse talent,” said Carolynn Johnson, CEO of DiversityInc. “For 20 years, major U.S. employers have trusted our extensive research to measure their progress, provide actionable insights, validate their progress and identify opportunities.”

Among those in the Top 50 with an Alabama presence:

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  • Toyota Motor North America (No. 7) has a plant in Huntsville and is constructing a plant with Mazda in Huntsville.
  • BASF (No. 12) has chemical plants in Huntsville, McIntosh and Theodore.
  • Boeing (No. 17) employs more than 2,900 people in Huntsville and is part of United Launch Alliance in Decatur.
  • Southern Co. (No. 20) is based in Georgia and is Alabama Power’s parent company.
  • Northrop Grumman (No. 21) employs about 1,100 in Huntsville.
  • Raytheon Technologies (No. 45) makes missile systems in Huntsville.

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