ABM Recognized for Diversity Efforts
ABM has been named to the DiversityInc list of Noteworthy companies for the first time. The DiversityInc Noteworthy Companies list is comprised of companies whose data indicates they have the potential to make the DiversityInc Top 50 list.
“As home to more than 100,000 team members who serve more than 20,000 clients, ABM views diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences as a core part of our strength, both as an employer and industry leader,” says Scott Salmirs, president and CEO, ABM. “Driving diversity, equity, and inclusion (“DEI”) across every level of our organization is good for our people, our clients, our business, and our communities — and is simply the right thing to do. This recognition by DiversityInc serves as an important milestone on our journey.”
While always a priority, ABM has accelerated its strategic efforts to deepen its diversity commitment over the past two years, including re-establishing a firm-wide Culture & Inclusion Council comprised of diverse representations from across all levels and industry groups, launching its first employee-led resource group, and establishing dedicated leadership roles focused on developing the company’s culture and DEI strategy.
Additionally, as one of the world’s largest facility services and solutions providers, ABM is advancing its supplier diversity program focusing on expanding the Company’s reach into communities where it operates, increasing its diverse spend as well as opportunities for minority, disabled, women, veteran, LGBTQ+ and small and underrepresented business enterprises to partner with ABM as suppliers or subcontractors.
“With an extremely diverse and growing workforce operating in every state in the U.S., as well as the U.K. and Republic of Ireland, we are developing ABM as an increasingly welcoming and inclusive place to work, where all team members are seen, heard, valued and provided with ample opportunities to grow,” says Raúl Valentin, chief human resources officer, ABM.
Noteworthy companies are judged by the same criteria as used in the Top 50 competition. The list results are derived exclusively from survey submissions from employers with at least 750 employees in the United States. Companies are evaluated within the context of their industries on verified policies, practices, and procedures.
"Since 2001, the DiversityInc Top 50 survey has become the external validator for large U.S. employers committed to promoting fairness," says Carolynn Johnson, CEO of DiversityInc. "These rankings represent evidence-based, superior human capital outcomes achieved only by data transparency and an unwavering commitment to workplace fairness for everyone."