Our people are our greatest asset. When you feel supported and inspired, you turn your creativity into innovation to serve our customers and deliver exceptional experiences. As part of our Be Well. Do Well. platform, our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion leadership and our newly founded Executive Diversity Council are building strategic focus to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion among our workforce and our wider communities.
Through a growing network of Employee Resource Groups (ERG), we’re giving voice to the diverse communities that make up our workforce and creating a more inclusive workplace. Whether you are a member of an ERG group or an ally, all are welcome!
The Aramark Nourish ERG exists to provide a forum that makes it easy for nutrition professionals from different business units, geographies, experience levels, and job functions to connect, communicate, and collaborate. The group welcomes registered and prospective dietitians, as well as those looking to support dietitians at Aramark.Learn More
Impacto’s mission is to provide impactful contributions that build a proud workforce, an inclusive workplace, and serve as a valuable resource for Hispanic market insights through targeted education, networking, and exposure to new opportunities.Learn More
LEAD is dedicated to the interests of employees who self-identify as Black, African American, West Indian, or of African descent. The group’s vision is to cultivate Black leaders at Aramark and build a sense of belonging within our communities.Learn More
Aramark Pride focuses on fostering an inclusive, inspiring environment in which our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ+) employees and their allies are seen for who they are and are empowered to pursue all of their professional goals.Learn More
Rising Sun strikes to support an inclusive workplace for Indigenous peoples that reflects Aramark’s clients, customers, suppliers and communities. This Rising Sun symbol has been used by Indigenous people in a variety of images. It speaks to the future, as well as to nature, and helps to emphasize the value we place on Growth and Development.Learn More
The Salute ERG supports Aramark in attracting, appreciating, and retaining Veteran & military-affiliated talent and their families in order to cultivate a Workforce of capable leaders, build a diverse and inclusive Workplace, and drive value in the Marketplace.Learn More
Synergy is dedicated to building an inclusive workplace for people of all faiths and religious beliefs – one that that reflects Aramark’s clients, customers and suppliers. The ERG was named Synergy to reflect the interaction between our foundational beliefs and how they impact our work life. We bring our whole selves to work and Synergy allows us to bring that spiritual component with us into the workplace in an appropriate and respectful manner.Learn More
Thrive's mission is to advance awareness and inclusion for people with disabilities at Aramark, as well as employees who advocate for people with disabilities, providing them with opportunities to share their stories and be heard, understood, and supported. We embrace personal connections and work together to empower forward motion and always lend a hand. Thrive is accepting, welcoming, and is embodied by an open hand and heart. Above all, we nurture growth and potential through family, friends, and community.Learn More
Our first Employee Resource Group, Aramark EMPOWER grows diverse leadership among women that drives results by promoting career development, networking, and mentoring. We are driven by our commitment to advance and empower others while offering support, education, and community for women leaders alongside allies across Aramark.Learn More
Our Young Professionals group was established to connect, engage, and empower young professionals recently entering the workforce. This ERG provides a network that cultivates future leaders and unleashes the potential of our fastest-growing workforce segment.Learn More
The Amplify ERG aims to cultivate an inclusive environment for Aramark's team members, clients, customers and communities. Amplify engages others in creating impactful opportunities to promote the advancement of Aramark's Pan-Asian talent and to inspire future Pan-Asian leaders.
Our workforce represents who we are at Aramark. In order to live out our dedication to Diversity & Inclusion, we must reflect it in our recruiting practices. We understand that a diverse team is a successful team. Therefore, our goal is to hire, retain and develop a workforce that reflects the marketplace we serve.
We strive to maintain a culture that values and leverages differences and similarities alike. By doing so, we capitalize on the benefits of diversity and make Aramark a welcoming place for the expression and education of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and opinions.
The marketplace is where we apply our diversity mission beyond Aramark’s walls. We strive each day to create client and consumer value by partnering with diverse suppliers, engaging with the community through service projects, and delivering culturally-relevant products and services.
The responsibility of DE&I in the workplace is a shared commitment. We all play an active role in checking our biases, promoting equity, and creating spaces for employees to show up authentically. Aramark remains committed to supporting diverse and underserved communities, driving an inclusive environment that celebrates our differences, and ensuring diverse and ethical sourcing amongst our suppliers.
Mark This, a new podcast by Aramark, peels back the corporate curtain to reveal the awesome people and innovative projects at the company. These remarkable initiatives happen because we have remarkable people behind them — building opportunity, building innovation, and building community.
Episode 3 explores Aramark’s Employee Resource Groups, more commonly referred to as ERGs. Hear from three guests who represent Amplify and Rising Sun, ERGs that embrace Pan-Asian culture and communities and are dedicated to building an inclusive workplace for indigenous peoples, respectively.
Our efforts to create a diverse and inclusive workplace have been recognized by notable organizations like the Human Rights Campaign, Diversity Inc., Black Enterprise Magazine, CAREERS & the disABLED Magazine and LATINO Magazine. We’ve also been honored to receive awards from many leaders in the diversity and inclusion space.