AT&T Receives High Rating for Inclusion of Hispanics

AT&T Receives High Rating for Inclusion of Hispanics


DALLAS, Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — AT&T
has received the highest rating for all telecommunication firms on the 2011
Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility’s Corporate Inclusion Index
(HACR CII). AT&T was one of only two companies to achieve a 95 rating, the
highest in the 2011 HACR CII. The HACR CII rates Hispanic inclusion by
Fortune 100 companies and its corporate partners in the areas of
workforce, procurement, philanthropy, and governance.

“AT&T continues to demonstrate its commitment to diversity with policies that ensure the
inclusion of Hispanics at all levels and in every one of its varied business
lines,” said Janet Murguia, chairperson of the HACR Board of Directors and
president and CEO of National Council of La Raza. “AT&T is one of the few
companies moving the needle in advancing full inclusion of Hispanics in this

Examples of AT&T’s commitment to Hispanic inclusion are:

  • A 12 percent representation of Hispanics in the
    workforce.  The total U.S. AT&T workforce is 40 percent female and 38 percent
    people of color.
  • Sponsorship of an award-winningemployee resource group, HACEMOS (the
    Hispanic/Latino Employee Association of AT&T).
  • A top-rated globalsupplier diversity program
    that spent more than $9.2 billion with minority, women and disabled-veteran
    suppliers in 2010, representing 18.8 percent of the company’s procurement
    base.   AT&T’s goal is to achieve 21.5 percent of its
    procurement from diverse suppliers.
  • Strong focus on theHispanic Consumer Market, which includes converting more
    than 700 retail stores in high-density Hispanic markets including California,
    Florida, New York and Texas to a bilingual (Spanish/English) format; full online and social media
    presence in Spanish; a strong advertising investment in Hispanic media; and
    sponsorship of top-rated Hispanic music, television, sports and entertainment
    programs and events.
  • Support of the Hispanic community by investing resources to
    advance education, strengthen communities and improve lives. In 2010, AT&T
    contributed more than $148 million to the diverse communities it serves
    through corporate, employee and AT&T Foundation giving programs.
  • Significant representation of Hispanics in the
    most senior ranks including Ralph de la
    , president and CEO of AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets;
    Thaddeus Arroyo, chief information officer; Jose Gutierrez, president,
    advertising and publishing; Carmen Nava, senior vice president-Consumer
    Marketing; and Angie Wiskocil, senior vice president, Wi-Fi

“We are honored by HACR’s recognition of our holistic approach to diversity
and inclusion,” said Debbie Storey, AT&T senior vice president of Talent
Development and chief diversity officer. “At AT&T, diversity and inclusion
are woven into all our business strategies and are key in achieving our business

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and voice services. A leader in mobile broadband, AT&T also offers the best
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IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the
world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T
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AT&T Receives High Rating for Inclusion of Hispanics