Industry News | August 27, 2010

Burger King Recognized for Diversity

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Black Enterprise magazine named Burger King Corp. one of the “40 Best Companies for Diversity” in the publication’s 6th Annual Diversity Report, which is a comprehensive analysis of the top 1,000 publicly traded companies and 50 leading global companies with U.S. operations. This is the third consecutive year BKC has been recognized for demonstrating diversity among the company’s suppliers and employees.

“At Burger King Corp., we have always strived to foster an inclusive work environment and have ensured that inclusion and diversity are woven into not only our business strategy, but also our culture,” says Robert Perkins, vice president of inclusion and talent management for Burger King Corp. “We are proud to see such efforts come to fruition, and we are honored to be recognized by such an esteemed publication as Black Enterprise.”

BKC has dedicated considerable effort to creating a diverse culture in the workplace. Centering on four key pillars led by the executive team, BKC’s inclusion efforts focus on the workforce, community, restaurant guests, and operators/suppliers. Recognizing the powerful impact of diversity within the brand, BKC continually strives to create business opportunities in the Burger King system for qualified suppliers owned by women and minorities and is committed to recruiting, retaining and developing its employees from various backgrounds through workshops, speakers, and various networking opportunities.

“We are proud that our efforts and accomplishments have garnered the attention of such a prominent and established publication for African American professionals as Black Enterprise,” Perkins says. “By continually recognizing and appreciating the differences in each individual, BKC is committed to helping our employee base grow both personally and professionally.”

In addition, BKC was recently named to the Working Mother 2010 list of the Best Companies for Multicultural Women, which honored 23 companies that are dedicated to bringing more perspectives to the decision-making table by promoting the advancement of multicultural women.