PHILADELPHIA (January 30, 2020) - Aramark (NYSE:ARMK), a global leader in food, facilities management and uniforms, who employs 280,000 team members across the globe, has been named a Top 50 Employer by CAREERS & the disABLED Magazine, for the sixth consecutive year, for providing a positive working environment for people with disabilities.
“It’s an honor to once again be recognized by CAREERS & the disABLED Magazine for our diversity and inclusion efforts,” said Lynn B. McKee, Executive Vice President of Human Resources for Aramark. “As an organization that employs individuals across all abilities, we know that creating a culture that removes barriers, creates understanding, and enables success across the ability spectrum is key to meeting our current and future talent goals.”
Aramark Thrive employee resource group (ERG) is dedicated to team members who self-identify as having a disability and for caretakers and advocates of those with disabilities. Through Aramark Thrive, the company is embracing personal connections to advance awareness and inclusion for people with unique challenges and providing them and their support network with opportunities to share their stories. Aramark Thrive encourages self-identification and transparency, so that employees will take advantage of what Aramark offers, gain support, and/or provide coaching. Thrive members participate in the Eagles Autism Challenge annually, raising funds to assist those currently affected by autism and future generations. Aramark is also a proud premier partner for the Eagles Autism Challenge.
Additionally, Aramark is a sponsor of Special Olympics of Pennsylvania Athlete Leadership & Unified Champion Schools, supporting athlete leaders both on and off the field, and empowering them to become respected as contributing members of society. This October, Aramark will host the Unified Champion School Youth Summit at its global headquarters, in Philadelphia.
The readers of CAREERS & the disABLED magazine selected the top companies in the country for which they’d most like to work or which they believe would provide a positive working environment for people with disabilities. CAREERS & the disABLED magazine is the only national career recruitment publication for people with disabilities in the United States.
Aramark’s commitment to people is a core part of the company’s sustainability plan, Be Well. Do Well., focused on positively impacting people and the planet. Aramark’s people priority is to facilitate access to opportunities that will improve the well-being of the Company’s employees, consumers, communities and people in its supply chain. Building on current work, Aramark continues to help people develop careers and livelihoods; access, choose and prepare healthy food; and grow communities, businesses and local economies.
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. Our 280,000 team members deliver innovative experiences and services in food, facilities management and uniforms to millions of people every day. We strive to create a better world by making a positive impact on people and the planet, including commitments to engage our employees; empower healthy consumers; build local communities; source ethically, inclusively and responsibly; operate efficiently and reduce waste. Aramark is recognized as a Best Place to Work by the Human Rights Campaign (LGBTQ+), DiversityInc, Equal Employment Publications and the Disability Equality Index. Learn more at www.2meisi.icu or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.
July 15, 2020 – Aramark announced today that it has formed an Executive Diversity Council, led by Chief Executive Officer, John Zillmer and Board Member Calvin Darden. The Company also announced it has named Ashwani (Ash) Hanson to the new role of Chief Diversity & Sustainability Officer. Hanson is currently Senior Vice President, Human Resources for Aramark’s U.S. Food & Facilities business.
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