PwC has been named the top accounting firm for diversity in 2011, in a list compiled by research organisation DiversityInc.
The firm ranked third, on a list of 50 companies, moving up three places from last year’s rankings.
Other firms on the top 50 list include: Ernst & Young (5th), Deloitte (8th) and KPMG (29th).
The survey of 535 companies examined four areas: CEO commitment, human capital, corporate and organizational communications and supplier diversity.
“The global economy is so deeply integrated that there are even more compelling reasons for practicing diversity,” PwC US chairman and senior partner Bob Moritz said.
PwC offers various programmes to encourage diversity in the workplace, including mentorship programmes for women, cultural orientation programmes and a China sourcing initiative for recruits interested in starting their careers in Hong Kong and China.