Columbus, Ind.-based Cummins Inc. last week announced it was named to the list of the Top 50 companies for diversity by DiversityInc magazine, a publication that educates businesses about the benefits of promoting diversity in the workplace.
This marks the first time that Cummins has been named to DiversityInc’s Top 50 list, now in its seventh year. This year Cummins also earned the No. 1 spot on the magazine’s top work places for Asian-Americans, the same position it held in 2005.
“It is an honor to be named to the Top 50 Companies for Diversity and be recognized for our efforts to make Cummins an inclusive work place,” said Jill Cook, vice president - human resources. “At Cummins, we believe that our workforce should reflect the communities where our employees live. We want a work environment where people can be creative and innovative because that is what makes us a stronger, more successful Company.”
Cummins was ranked No. 38 by DiversityInc after filling out a detailed survey answering questions that included the commitment of the CEO to diversity, human capital, corporate communications and supplier diversity. Also, a company that does not offer domestic partner benefits is automatically excluded from the list.
“Cummins is much different from the average corporation; it is a true champion of diversity,” said Luke Visconti, partner and cofounder of DiversityInc, a monthly business magazine and daily website. “A total of 317 companies competed for a spot, a 100-percent increase in corporate participation in the Top 50 competition over the last three years.”
Cummins has a history of commitment to diversity. The company was named to Fortune magazine’s list of 50 best places for minorities in 2000 and has been listed on Business Ethics magazine’s “Best Corporate Citizen” list eight years in a row, including number one in 2005. Also, DiversityInc listed Cummins on its list of 25 Noteworthy Companies for Diversity in 2005 and 2006.
Cummins Inc. is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems.