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Close up diverse colleagues stacking hands, showing unity and support

The Hershey Company and Kellogg Company were the only two food and beverage brands featured on DiversityInc’s list of the Top 50 Companies for Diversity this year. 

Both companies have made the list for several consecutive years and continue to demonstrate their commitment to DiversityInc’s six categories of corporate performance, including leadership accountability, workplace practices, and supplier diversity. 

#3 The Hershey Company

2022 Ranking: #6
2021 Ranking: #10
2020 Ranking: #21
2019 Ranking: #25
2018 Ranking: #33

The Hershey Company has been climbing up the ranks since its debut and moved up another three spots this year. The company’s latest ranking (#3) reflects the success of its diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts, including its Pathways Project, which aims to improve access to education for Black and brown communities.

“We’ve taken steps to accelerate our DEI strategy with a particular focus on women and people of color,” said Alicia Petross, Hershey’s Chief Diversity Officer. “First, we’ve paused and listened to others, including employees, the market, and the communities in which we live. We’ve also set the tone at the top of the organization with our board of directors and senior leadership. We recognize that while we’ve made progress, there is still more work to do.”

The company also ranked on several other DiversityInc lists for 2023, including Top Companies for Executive Diversity Councils (#1), Top Companies for Sponsorship (#2), and Top Companies for Latino Executives (#2).

#26 Kellogg Company

2022 Ranking: #35
2021 Ranking: #31
2020 Ranking: #34
2019 Ranking: #21
2018 Ranking: #18
2017 Ranking: #28
2016 Ranking: #30
2015 Ranking: #26
2014 Ranking: #31
2013 Ranking: #32
2012 Ranking: #49

Kellogg Company also has a long history on DiversityInc’s list — 2023 marks the company’s 12th consecutive year on the list. 

“At Kellogg, we are continually striving to be a best-in-class company for equity, diversity, and inclusion,” Kellogg’s Chairman and CEO Steve Cahillane said. “Our Better Days ESG strategy drives our ambition to create a culture that includes everyone, embraces differences, and ensures belonging for all. And we continually strive to be an inclusive workplace where everyone is welcome to be their authentic selves and achieve their full potential.”

Kellogg also made three other DiversityInc lists — Top Companies for Executive Diversity Councils (#9); Top Companies for Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) (#23); and Top Companies for Employee Resource Groups (#24).

Based on a survey of companies with at least 750 employees in the U.S., DiversityInc’s list has celebrated leaders in DEI since 2001. See the full list to learn about the other top-ranking companies for 2023.

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