DEARBORN - Ford Motor Company was included among "Best Companies for Diversity," according to Hispanic Business Magazine and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC). More than 32 variables measured each company’s commitment to Hispanic hiring, retention, promotion, marketing, philanthropy and supplier development.
“The USHCC congratulates these leading corporations named to this very significant and coveted list published by Hispanic Business Magazine. We are especially proud that a number of our U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce corporate partners are leading by example in areas that have become increasingly important to our Hispanic business community,” said USHCC Chairman Nina Vaca-Humrichouse.
Vaca-Humrichouse noted that a number of companies in Hispanic Business Magazine’s list are members of the USHCC’s Million Dollar Club, created in 2010 to honor and celebrate the commitment of corporations and their procurement executives who recognize the value of Hispanic Business Enterprises (HBEs).
Other members of the USHCC Million Dollar Club that ranked in Hispanic Business Magazine’s list include Ford Motor Company, PepsiCo., JPMorgan Chase & Co., General Motors Company, Marriott International Inc., The Coca-Cola Company, Sodexo, Wellpoint Inc., Walmart Stores Inc., Wells Fargo, MGM Resorts International, Sprint and Toyota Motor North America.
“I would like to recognize AT&T and Verizon for leading the pack in Hispanic diversity. It is clear that these companies understand that working with HBEs represents enormous opportunity for growth,” said USHCC President and CEO Javier Palomarez. “These leading organizations are gaining an edge over competitors by hiring top Hispanic business leaders and establishing partnerships with HBEs. After all, it is our Hispanic businesses that represent the fastest growing segment of the business community in America today.”
At the upcoming 32nd Annual National Convention & Business Expo, the USHCC will name ten new corporations to the Million Dollar Club, which will comprise a total of 32 companies spending in the range of U.S. $25 million to over $500 million with Hispanic owned businesses.
Founded in 1979, the USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and represents the interests of nearly 3 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States that combined generate in excess of $400 billion annually. It also serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local Hispanic chambers in the United States and Puerto Rico.