U.S. Headquarters
Philadelphia, PA
Facility Services
U.S. Employees
John Zillmer
John Zillmer

“To achieve our vision of being the most admired employer and trusted hospitality partner, we work every day to create a welcoming and inclusive culture, fully engaging all levels of our workforce. We are proud of our long-standing commitment to enabling the well-being of all the people we connect to, and we continue to evolve and do more for our people. By prioritizing our workforce, our workplace and the marketplace, we strive to build programs, structures and systems that create positive change.”

Fenimore Fisher headshot, Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Aramark.
Fenimore Fisher
Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

“The values of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) are core values we embed into everything we do. As Aramark advances forward with our commitment to DEI, fairness is not a construct, it is a guidepost.”

From the Company

Aramark is a company devoted to hospitality, but we’re not just in the hospitality business. We’re in the business of making the planet safer, cleaner and more productive for everyone. Our environmental, social and governance (ESG) platform, “Be Well. Do Well,” starts with people. We’re committed to enabling equity and well-being for our employees, consumers, communities and suppliers.

Aramark’s strategic approach to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) is values-based and business-based. We are focused on building a culture of community valuing difference.

Some of our recent milestones include:

  • 57% of our executive leadership consists of women.
  • 40% of our board members are women; 20% are women of color.
  • 46% of our senior leaders consist of women and racially/ethnically diverse individuals.
  • We launched our myWholeSelf self-id campaign, which allows our LGBTQ+ employees to confidentially self-identify. It also encourages more veterans and people with disabilities to self-identify.
  • We expanded our employee resource group (ERG) membership globally and now have hubs in Latin America, Germany, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Canada.
  • We launched Pathways to Inclusive Hiring Practices, our mandatory salaried training program focused on how bias can play a role in the retention and recruitment process and ways to interrupt bias during the selection and talent review process. Accompanying this training was the development of inclusive hiring guides.
  • We expanded the membership of our Executive Diversity Council (EDC), co-chaired by our Chief Operating Officers for the U.S. and international, to include all sponsors of our 11 ERGs.
  • In February 2023, Aramark entered a partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund to launch the Aramark Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Emerging Leaders program. Focusing on career exploration and professional development, the immersive two-day program offered 15 students the opportunity to engage in planned simulations, network with executive leadership, participate in discussions about internships and post-graduation career opportunities and cultivate an open exchange with Aramark employees who graduated from HBCUs.
  • We revised our approach to mentorship and sponsorship dedicated to serving members of our employee resource groups and their allies.

Aramark is honored to once again be recognized as a Top 50 Company for Diversity for the eighth consecutive year. We greatly value the opportunity to measure our work driving accountability and innovation in DEI.

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