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ARAMARK Releases Its Report on Global Diversity and Inclusion


Report Highlights Company’s Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace

Philadelphia, PA. – ARAMARK today issued its report on diversity entitled, “Global Diversity and Inclusion: Our Journey.” As a global professional services leader serving clients and customers in 22 countries around the world, the report highlights examples of how the company fulfills its commitment to diversity each day.

“As a company that serves millions of people in a variety of settings, our customers represent a broad and diverse spectrum of the consumer marketplace,” said Joseph Neubauer, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, ARAMARK. “It is imperative that we continue to create an inclusive workplace, enabling us to hire and retain top talent and better position us to meet the needs of our clients.”

ARAMARK’s diversity and inclusion strategy, outlined in the report, is guided by three principles:

* Talent and Culture, in which the company strives to hire, retain and develop a workforce that reflects the marketplace it serves and maintain a workplace culture that values and leverages differences and similarities.
* Clients and Partners, in which ARAMARK strengthens its competitive position to meet the needs, requirements and desires of its clients/customers through alignment with the changing demographics of the marketplace.
* Community, demonstrating the company’s commitment to corporate partnership through support of key community segments that align with business goals.

ARAMARK’s commitment to these principles has resulted in recognition for the company and its employees around the world.

* In FORTUNE magazine’s 2009 list of “World’s Most Admired Companies,” ARAMARK was ranked number one in its industry, consistently ranking since 1998 as one of the top three most admired companies in its industry as evaluated by peers and analysts.
* In 2008, ARAMARK was named one of the “40 Best Companies for Diversity” by Black Enterprise magazine for the fourth consecutive year.
* Dennis Maple, President, ARAMARK Education, was named one of 2008’s “100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America” by Savoy Professional magazine.
* ARAMARK’s Sports and Entertainment President Liza Cartmell was recognized by the Profiles in Diversity Journal for its list of 2008 Women Worth Watching.
* ARAMARK in Ireland was awarded the Irish Hospitality Institute Diversity Award for 2008.
* ARAMARK in Germany was recognized as one of the country’s Top Employers by “Karriere” (Career) magazine.
* Richard Negrin, Assistant General Counsel, was recognized as one of the Delaware Valley’s “Most Influential Latinos.”

“Building a diverse and inclusive environment is never a destination, but a journey,” said Nicole Johnson-Reece, Vice President of Diversity for ARAMARK. “We are thrilled to share the story of our journey so far, and look forward to growing together as a company.”


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