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May 1, 2012
DHL Named Employer of Choice by Minority Corporate Counsel Association
WASHINGTON – The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) has named the Legal Department of DHL its 2012 Employer of Choice Award winner for the South/Southwest Region. DHL was selected from law department applicants of corporations across the Southern/Southwest United States for demonstrating a commitment to diversity and creating and maintaining an inclusive workplace.
The DHL Legal Department has implemented various diversity initiatives, including manager evaluations of recruitment and promotion of diverse staff. As a result, 50 percent of the department’s attorneys are minorities and 50 percent are women. The company also solicits the services of minority- and women-owned law firms.
“DHL’s status as a global leader gives it a unique opportunity to champion diversity,” said Joseph K. West, MCCA’s President and CEO. “DHL has seized that opportunity and set a standard for other companies to follow – making it an industry leader and an Employer of Choice.”
“As a company with an extensive presence internationally, DHL is committed to maintaining a workplace that reflects our internal values and our worldwide customer base, and we are honored to be recognized for our longstanding practice of diversity by the MCCA,” said Joshua Frank, General Counsel, DHL Americas.
DHL and four other regional winners will be honored at MCCA’s Diversity Honors Gala at the Lincoln Center in New York City on September 11. The evening will begin with a reception followed by the awards program in the Starr Theater and a reception in Alice Tully Hall. MCCA will also recognize Diversity Innovators, corporate legal departments, and law firms or legal associations that implement outstanding diversity programs. During this reception, one individual will be honored with MCCA’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.
Hosting the gala will be Sunny Hostin, attorney and multi-platform journalist as well as CNN's legal analyst and contributor for In Session on TruTV. Hostin is also an anchor on World News Now and America This Morning.
To learn more about MCCA’s Diversity Honors Gala and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.mcca.com/gala or contact Jennifer Chen, Vice President – External Relations, at JenChen@mcca.com or 202-739-5902.
DHL – The Logistics company for the world
DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and “The Logistics company for the world”. DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and about 275,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting climate protection, disaster management and education.
DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of more than 51 billion euros in 2010. For more information: www.dp-dhl.com
The mission of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association is to advance the hiring, retention, and promotion of diverse attorneys in legal departments and the law firms that serve them. MCCA furthers its mission by publishing research on achieving diversity and best practices in the legal profession, honoring innovative diversity programs with its Employer of Choice and Thomas L. Sager awards, and assisting diverse law students through the Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program. MCCA’s work has been recognized with awards from the National Minority Business Council, Inc., the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Gay and Lesbian Law Association, and the Association of Corporate Counsel.
Founded in 1997, MCCA is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and also has a Southeast regional office in Atlanta, Ga. For more information, go to mcca.com