Pitney Bowes Earns Four Diversity Leadership Awards
STAMFORD, Conn., June 25, 2008 - Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI), the world’s leading mailstream technology company, today announced that it has been named to the 2008 Best Diversity Companies list by Diversity/Careers in Engineering and Information Technology. The readers’ choice award is based on Pitney Bowes’ support of minorities and women, its attention to work/life balance and its commitment to supplier diversity. Pitney Bowes will also be featured in the July issue of Black Enterprise as one of the top 40 companies for diversity and received two awards earlier this year from Hispanic Enterprise and DiversityMBA Magazine for its leadership in this area.
“I am very pleased that we have been recognized by others for our longstanding commitment to diversity and a culture of inclusion,” said Murray Martin, President and CEO of Pitney Bowes. “For us, leveraging diversity is a business imperative that makes Pitney Bowes more responsive to the global markets in which we compete, better able to serve our customers, and more attractive to the best and brightest in the workplace.”
Black Enterprise’s “40 Best Companies for Diversity” list includes companies that outperform their peers on the percentage of African Americans and minorities represented in four key areas: procurement, senior management, Board of Directors and overall employee base. Pitney Bowes was recognized by the magazine for its creation of Diversity Leadership Councils and employee groups at every level from administrative and support staff to senior management.
Pitney Bowes was awarded Hispanic Enterprise’s “Top 50 Corporations for Supplier Diversity” in February. All the companies on the list dedicate substantial resources to their diversity supplier programs, providing small business vendors effective communication channels with the corporation as well as tools and resources to improve the supplier-customer relationship. Pitney Bowes was cited by Hispanic Enterprise as actively seeking Hispanic suppliers through national, regional and local participation and sponsorships in Hispanic organization outreach events and conferences.
In April 2008, Pitney Bowes was named to DiversityMBA Magazine’s “Top 50 Companies for Diverse Managers to Work.” This prestigious list includes companies that implement accountable strategies to ensure diversity at all levels with the organization and the pipeline development of emerging leaders. Pitney Bowes’ efforts to build diversity into staffing and recruitment are lead by the company’s Strategic Talent Management division. In addition, Jennifer Bonilla, Vice President, Midwest region, Pitney Bowes was named to DiversityMBA Magazine’s summer 2008 edition of “Top 100 Under 50” diverse executive leaders.
About Pitney Bowes:
Pitney Bowes is a mailstream technology company that helps organizations manage the flow of information, mail, documents and packages. Our 36,000 employees deliver technology, service and innovation to more than two million customers worldwide. The company was founded in 1920 and annual revenues now total $6.3 billion. More information is available at www.pb.com.