LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Yum! Brands Inc., parent company of KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Long John Silver's and A&W Restaurants, has been named one of Black Enterprise magazine's "40 Best Companies for Diversity" for the fifth consecutive year.
Black Enterprise's list of the best companies for diversity is featured in the July 2009 edition. The magazine evaluated diversity programs, consulted with diversity experts and surveyed more than 1,000 of the country's largest public companies and more than 50 leading global companies with significant U.S. operations. The magazine made its selection based on the number of African-Americans and members of other ethnic minority groups in four categories including supplier diversity, senior management, board of directors and total workforce diversity.
Supplier diversity and total workforce diversity are two areas in which Yum! Brands is particularly strong, according to the magazine.