2022 LEAD Awards Presented to Employees for LEADing the Way to a More Inclusive Workplace
Submitted by Aramark
PHILADELPHIA, March 4, 2022 /CSRwire/ - Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), the global hospitality, facilities, and uniform services provider, today announced the recipients of the 2022 Aramark Leaders & Employees of African Descent (LEAD) Awards, recognizing the commitment and contributions of exceptional Black and African American team members across the company.
The 2022 LEAD Awards recipients were honored at the second annual LEAD Summit, “LEADing the Way—Black Excellence Personified Through Established and Emerging Leaders,” which occurred last week and was the culmination of Aramark’s Black History Month celebration.
“LEAD’s vision is to cultivate Black leaders at Aramark, support the communities where we live, and foster a spirit of belonging,” said Aramark Higher Education Field President and LEAD Executive Sponsor, Trevor Ferguson. “The 2022 LEAD Awards recipients have demonstrated outstanding leadership, creativity, and vision. They are LEADing the way for Aramark to create a more diverse workforce of future leaders, an inclusive workplace environment for all, and are intentional in connecting to the communities we serve.”
The 2022 LEAD Awards were presented to:
LEAD hosted several events and activities in recognition of Black History Month, including:
Approximately 30% of Aramark's U.S. employee population identifies at Black, and in an effort to support those employees and continue to grow and develop its diverse employee base, Aramark proudly supports Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). As part of its commitment to providing equal employment and career growth opportunities, and with LEAD's active participation, Aramark is working to develop an active and robust recruiting effort at many HBCU institutions.
Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) proudly serves the world’s leading educational institutions, Fortune 500 companies, world champion sports teams, prominent healthcare providers, iconic destinations and cultural attractions, and numerous municipalities in 19 countries around the world with food, facilities, and uniform services. Because our culture is rooted in service, our employees strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet. Aramark ranked No. 1 In the Diversified Outsourcing Services Category on FORTUNE’s 2022 List of ‘World’s Most Admired Companies’ and has been named to DiversityInc’s “Top 50 Companies for Diversity” list, the Forbes list of “America’s Best Employers for Diversity,” the HRC’s “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality” and scored 100% on the Disability Equality Index. Learn more at www.aramark.com and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
ARAMARK is a leader in professional services, providing award-winning food services, facilities management, and uniform and career apparel to health care institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums and arenas, parks and destinations and businesses around the world.
The company is recognized as one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" by the Ethisphere Institute, one of the "World's Most Admired Companies" by FORTUNE magazine and one of America's Largest Private Companies by both FORTUNE and Forbes magazines.
ARAMARK seeks to responsibly address issues that matter to its clients, customers, employees and communities by focusing on employee advocacy, environmental stewardship, health and wellness, and community involvement. Headquartered in Philadelphia, ARAMARK has approximately 250,000 employees serving clients in 22 countries. Learn more at www.twitter.com/aramarknews.
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