To be considered for the recognition, companies must complete a detailed survey and provide a report of diversity and inclusion policies and achievements.
At Corning, our diversity and inclusion journey never-ending, said Dana Moss, Corning’s chief diversity and inclusion officer. Although we continue making strides in our advancement and dedication to unity, leaders like Dana are always eagerly looking for ways to do more and continually move us forward.
Which is why Corning being named a National Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC) 2020 Best-of-the-Best Corporation for Inclusion is so important, she said. For us, it’s acknowledgement that we are on the right path.
The NBIC, which includes the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) along with other partners, released its fifth annual list of the 50 Best-of-the-Best corporations Nov. 5. Corning, which has been recognized all five years, was named alongside companies such as Bank of America, Capital One, CVS Health, Johnson & Johnson, JPMorgan Chase & Co., and The Walt Disney Company. A virtual awards ceremony will take place Nov. 19.
“The Best-of-the-Best designation honors corporations for their commitment to America’s diverse employees and business owners, which includes LGBT people, people of color, women, and people with disabilities,” said Justin Nelson, NGLCC co-founder and president, in a release. “This designation is highly competitive and is bestowed only to corporations that we see constantly striving to strengthen and celebrate diversity. These corporations being honored are true leaders in ongoing global commitments to create a better future for all diverse communities in business.”
To be considered for a Best-of-the-Best recognition, corporations complete a detailed survey about inclusive programs, which may involve supplier diversity initiatives, employee resource groups, and workplace engagement opportunities. Companies also provide a report of diversity and inclusion policies and achievements as well as other awards and recognitions received. From those submissions, 50 are named to the list.
In its application process, Corning highlighted, among other things, our ongoing success and efforts with pay parity, our focus on increasing diversity in leadership positions, and our work – both internally and externally – of our dedicated employee resource groups.
“Being named to the list is a great honor; being named to the list for the fifth time is truly a testament to Corning’s sustained commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace,” said Dana. “It shows us we’re doing something right, and it allows us to serve as an example for others.”
Dana continued, “We strive to live all seven of our Values, all the time, all around the world. The same goes for our diversity and inclusion initiatives. We are proud of what we are doing and have done, but we are always striving to do more to build a better world, both inside and outside of Corning."