Business Roundtable is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies working to promote a thriving economy and expanded opportunity for all Americans through sound public policy.
“Across the board, Business Roundtable companies are deeply committed to advancing diversity and inclusion in the workplace,” said Alex Gorsky, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Johnson & Johnson and Chair of the Business Roundtable Corporate Governance Committee. “This report details what America’s CEOs are doing to actively advance diversity and inclusion throughout our companies and in our communities.”
“The CBC has been working hard to ensure that corporate America understands the enduring value of diversity in the C-suite, the board room and the supply chain. To implement this vision, the CBC decided that any company who requests a meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus is asked to submit their diversity and inclusion data to the Caucus ahead of the meeting, so we can hold them accountable,” CBC Chair Cedric Richmond said. “As a part of this effort firms have been more transparent with the progress made and the significant challenges that remain. This first of its kind initiative by Business Roundtable is a significant step in the right direction. We have been working with BRT to provide context and building bridges to ensure that deeper diversity gains are measured and achieved. The Congressional Black Caucus will continue to do all that it can to make sure that diversity and inclusion are priorities for every company."