MGM Resorts International has been recognized as a top company for diversity by DiversityInc, a leading US source on workplace diversity management. It marks the 14th consecutive year of recognition for MGM by the annual survey which yields an empirically driven ranking based on talent results in the workforce and management, senior leadership accountability, talent programs, workplace practices, philanthropy and supplier diversity.

This year’s competition was improved by adding questions that connect talent programs and workplace practices to desired talent results. The Top 50 analysis also addressed the intersectionality of race by analyzing women and men representation of each race/ethnicity separately, rather than combined.

“For almost 20 years we have worked passionately and diligently to weave inclusion throughout the fabric of our culture here at MGM Resorts,” said Phyllis A James, the company’s Chief Diversity and Corporate Responsibility Officer. “Diversity touches all aspects of our business – from our workforce to our guests, to our business partners and our communities around the world. We are proud to be recognized for this honor for the 14th year and will continue to keep diversity has a top priority.”

In 2000, MGM Resorts took the leadership as the first company in the gaming and hospitality industry to voluntarily adopt a formal diversity and inclusion initiative. Said the firm: “This is a critical pillar of the company’s enterprise-wide social responsibility platform, which also focuses on community investment and environmental sustainability as key elements.”

Luke Visconti, founder and CEO of DiversityInc, commented: “We revamped our algorithms and now have a reliability quotient of .92. DiversityInc Top 50 Companies have a decisive advantage because they treat people more fairly than other companies. Everybody, including white men, are far better off working for them because there is more opportunity at better run companies. Top 50 companies also deliver a greater-than-average return for shareholders.”