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Latino Group Releases Inclusion Index

 WASHINGTON -- The Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR), one of the most influential advocacy organizations in the nation representing 16 national Hispanic organizations in the United States and Puerto Rico, releases its 2010 HACR Corporate Inclusion Index Survey (HACR CII).

As part of the HACR Corporate Accountability Strategy, the HACR CII was conducted to measure Hispanic inclusion strategies at all Fortune 100 and/or HACR corporate member companies, as they relate to employment, procurement, philanthropy and governance.  

"While our community has experienced tremendous growth in population and buying power over the last two decades, the Hispanic community has a long way to go before we reach market reciprocity and inclusion across all levels," said HACR President and CEO, Carlos F. Orta. "The 2010 HACR CII is an important tool because it provides corporations with the ability to measure Hispanic inclusion strategies and where areas of opportunities exist."

Key Findings:

Employment:  The report reflects a majority of Hispanics tend to be in more non-exempt than exempt level positions. Efforts to attract and retain Hispanics have improved. The Hispanic attrition rate fell 15% as compared to other ethnic groups.

Procurement:  For Corporate America, the biggest opportunity is investing in Hispanic owned businesses. As the report details, Hispanic spend hovers at 1% of total diversity spend goals.

Philanthropy: The Center for Philanthropy reported that contributions given by corporations rose to an estimated $14.1 billion, up 5.5%. Nearly one-third of the respondents acknowledged a contribution of 5% or less as their Hispanic give in 2009.

Governance: The results of this year's report showed that Hispanic representation on corporate boards remained relatively flat, with Hispanics holding approximately 5% of all open board seats.

We are delighted that more of our members and several non-members participated in the 2010 HACR CII survey. To those who participated in this year's survey – we thank you. To those who did not, we will be reaching out to engage you at all levels of the business to understand what your strategies are in regards to Hispanic inclusion.

The complete report of the Corporate Inclusion Index Survey can only be found on HACR's website, www.HACR.org.  The data collected from HACR's Corporate Index Survey was voluntarily submitted by Fortune 100 and/or HACR corporate member companies.

 


STORY TAGS: HISPANIC, LATINO, MEXICAN, MINORITIES, CIVIL RIGHTS, DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, DIVERSITY, LATINA, RACIAL EQUALITY, BIAS, EQUALITY

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