Diversity & Inclusion: MGM Resorts Named to List of "Best Companies for Diversity" | January 2015 CSR Newsletter

Diversity & Inclusion: MGM Resorts Named to List of "Best Companies for Diversity" | January 2015 CSR Newsletter

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CAMPAIGN: United Through Diversity

CONTENT: Newsletter

For the eighth year, Black Enterprise magazine has named MGM Resorts among the “40 Best Companies for Diversity” in the U.S. for its diversity and inclusion practices. It is the only company in the gaming industry – and the only company in Nevada – to be named to the magazine’s list this year.

The 40 companies featured in the publication’s current issue demonstrated a commitment to diversity in one or more of four key areas, including: Board of Directors mix, employee diversity, senior management mix and supplier diversity. MGM Resorts was honored this year for creating a corporate culture that values and promotes inclusion within and outside of the Company.

“We strive to weave diversity and inclusion into the fabric of our culture and our business operations at MGM Resorts,” said Phyllis James, Executive Vice President, Special Counsel-Litigation and Chief Diversity Officer. “Across the board, from top management on down, we embrace diversity and inclusion; it is a philosophy that is reflected in our everyday workplace.”

The magazine sent surveys to the nation’s top 1,000 publicly traded companies, as well as to the 100 leading global companies with strong U.S. operations. The questionnaire focused on activities related to the participation of African Americans and members of other ethnic minority groups as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau. A heavier weighting was applied to the senior management and supplier diversity areas. The final scores, along with the results of reporting and research conducted by the editorial staff, were used to determine the “40 Best Companies for Diversity.”

MGM Resorts joins other well-known companies named to the “40 Best” list this year are Aflac, American Express, Coca Cola and Allstate.

Additional January 2015 CSR Newsletter features:
Environmental Sustainabilty: 1 Million Steps to a Greener World
Philanthropy & Community Engagement: Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas Builds 100th House


Rachel Rogala
+1 (702) 692-6814
MGM Resorts International, Corporate Communications