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Awards & Recognition

We’re so proud to be recognized as a stand out company with stand out employees. NBCUniversal is committed to welcoming talented people of all backgrounds, beliefs and orientations. Take a look at some of the prestigious awards that reflect how much we support those who support us.

A Proud Accomplishment

We’re proud of all our awards at NBCUniversal, but we’re especially excited about our recent accomplishment of receiving 100 out of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) 2013 Corporate Equality Index (CEI).  This award reflects Comcast’s making the needs of our LBGT employees a priority. CEI is the national benchmarking tool for large U.S. employers on corporate policies and practices pertinent to LGBT employees. Our previous scores were 80 in 2012, 95 in 2011, and 90 in 2010.

Recognition for Overall Excellence

  • For the third consecutive year,  NBCUniversal was recognized as one of DiversityInc.’s 25 Noteworthy Companies in April 2012.

  • Black Enterprise Magazine selected us as one of its 40 Best Companies for Diversity in 2012.  Black Enterprise compiles its 40 Best Companies for Diversity list with a survey measuring diversity among employee base, senior management, board of directors, and procurement.

  • Comcast-NBCUniversal ranks No. 9 among Hispanic Business’ Top 60 Corporations for Diversity in 2012.  Each year, Hispanic Business magazine analyzes top corporation's efforts on diversity in recruitment and retention, governance, supplier development and philanthropy. The criteria for selecting the top 60 companies revolve around 32 variables.

Recognition for Governance

  • Comcast and NBCUniversal’s Diversity Councils were ranked #5 among the 2012 Top 25 Diversity Councils by the Association of Diversity Councils.

  • In May 2012, the Equality Forum honored NBCUniversal with its International Business Leadership Award.

  • The National League of Cities (NLC) held its Congress of Cites and Exposition in Boston, Massachusetts November 28-December 1. Mark Reilly, Brian Eachus, Brian Jeter, Tim Murnane, Tim Kelley and Ron Orlando attended the meeting on behalf of Comcast. Mark and Ron accepted awards of appreciation on behalf of Comcast from Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO), Women in Municipal Government (WIMG), National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials NBC-LEO, Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO) and the Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Officials (GLBTO).

Recognition for Workforce Excellence

Communities

  • Numerous executives from across the Comcast-NBCUniversal family of businesses were featured among CableFAX’s “Most Influential Minorities in Cable.” (October 2011).
     

African American

  • NBCUniversal won the 2010 NABJ Best Practices Award, given annually to a news organization for extraordinary coverage of issues of great importance to the black community and for efforts in increasing diversity among newsroom staff and management.
     

Asian

  • Craig Robinson, NBCUniversal’s EVP and Chief Diversity Officer, was honored by the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) in September 2012 with its Salute to Champions Award. Comcast Corporation received the JACL’s Salute to Champions Award in September 2011.
     

Women

  • Comcast ranked third among operators and NBCUniversal ranked first among programmers in WICT PAR’s 2011 Best Companies for Women in Telecommunications survey in October 2011. 
     

Veteran

  • Comcast/NBCUniversal has been named one of U.S. Veterans Magazine’s “2012 Best of the Best: Top 100 Companies Recruiting Veterans.” U.S. Veterans Magazine’s “Best of the Best” lists are compiled from market research, independent research, confidential employee interviews and responses to surveys conducted by DiversityComm representatives and/or its affiliates. 

  • In November 2012, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its National Chamber Foundation announced Comcast and NBCUniversal among its 2nd Annual Lee Anderson Hiring Our Heroes Award Winners, honoring employers that have gone above and beyond to honor the sacrifices made by our nation’s military families.  Specifically, Comcast and NBCUniversal received the Lee Anderson Veteran and Military Spouse Employment Award, which recognizes Comcast and NBCUniversal’s proven dedication in addressing the challenges faced by veterans, transitioning service members, and military families in their search for meaningful employment. 
     

LGBT

  • For the second year in a row in 2012, NBCUniversal was selected as one of Work Life Matters Magazine’s Top Companies for LGBT Equality, honoring the trailblazing company’s work for LGBT equality, both within and outside the company in June 2011 and November 2012.
     

People with Disabilities

  • Universal Orlando won a 2012 Exceptional Employer Award from the State of Florida’s Agency for Persons with Disabilities, received in October in Tallahassee. Lighthouse Central Florida nominated Universal Orlando for its work with them on providing employment opportunities for persons with disabilities.

  • NBCUniversal won the Disability Rights Legal Center’s Corporate Diversity Award in November 2011.

Recognition in Procurement

  • The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) awarded Comcast and NBCUniversal multiple Excellence in Multi-cultural Marketing Awards (EMMAs) in August 2012. Presented in conjunction with the Annual NAMIC Conference, the awards competition showcases marketing efforts designed to acquire and retain culturally diverse customers including African American, Asian, Hispanic and other market segments. The EMMA competition recognizes the cable industry’s commitment to facilitating best practices, while developing creative, strategic and innovative approaches to ethnic-targeted marketing.

  • Cable Distributors Division – Marketing Tactics – Direct Mail.

  • Cable Distributors Division – Marketing Tactics – Grassroots

  • Cable Distributors Division – Marketing Tactics – Print

  • Cable Distributors Division – Marketing Tactics – All Other Media

  • Networks/Industry Suppliers Division – Case Studies/Campaigns

  • Third Place (Tie) Entry Title: Chase “Y Vuelvo a Ti”;  Company: Telemundo Media;  Agency: Zubi Advertising

  • Networks/Industry Suppliers Division – Marketing Tactics – Direct Mail

  • Second Place Entry Title: TV JAPAN Cherry Blossom 2012; Company: International Media Distribution; Agency: Améredia Inc.

  • Networks/Industry Suppliers Division – Marketing Tactics – Diversity Awareness

  • First Place Entry Title: Lunar New Year Video Greeting; Company:  International Media Distribution

  • Second Place Entry Title: Black and Latino; Company: mun2-NBCUniversal

  • Networks/Industry Suppliers Division – Marketing Tactics – Premium

  • First Place Entry Title:  IMD 2012 Q4 Holiday Gifts;  Company: International Media Distribution; Agency: DesignRacy

  • Networks/Industry Suppliers Division – Marketing Tactics – Print

  • First Place Entry Title: “A little piece of home” TFC 3Q GWP; Company:  International Media Distribution

  • Second Place Entry Title: Cox San Diego Asian Film Festival; Company:  International Media Distribution

  • NBCUniversal was named 2012 Corporation of the Year by the Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce (GLAAACC).

Recognition in Programming

  • According to the National Association of Black Journalists’ 2012 Diversity Census, NBC again led the industry with 27% newsroom management diversity, up from last year’s 24%.

  • The Diversity and Inclusion Awards, better known as the DANDI Awards, was founded in 2012 to recognize exemplary commitment and focus on diversity and inclusion. The mission of the DANDIs is to celebrate the contributions of any individual, group or organization that is truly making a difference toward creating a more diverse and inclusive world. MSNBC was announced as the recipient for the DANDI Award in the Media category at the first annual DANDI Awards Ceremony held on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 in New York City. MSNBC prepared a video that was presented during the awards ceremony, featuring Phil Griffin and emphasizing the network’s commitment to diversity.

  • The American Association of People with Disabilities honored NBCUniversal’s USA Network with its Image Award at the annual AAPD Leadership Awards Gala on March 21, 2012. USA was acknowledged for Characters Unite, which has helped promote equal rights and opportunities for people with disabilities.

  • Comcast and NBCUniversal were recognized at the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in March 2012. Among other mentions:

  • Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, producers of “Smash,” were honored for their history of telling LGBT stories and having been LGBT-inclusive in their storytelling.

  • FOCUS Features’ Pariah was honored for Outstanding Film-Limited Release.

  • FOCUS Features’ “Beginners” was honored for Outstanding Film-Wide Release.

  • NBC’s Days of Our Lives was named Outstanding Daily Drama Series.

  • Telemundo’s “Lesbianas celebrant 10 años” Caso Cerrado was honored for Outstanding Daytime Talk Show Episode.

  • Tina Fey and Rachel Maddow were featured in GLAAD’s video clip recognizing media personalities who were committed to the positive representation and inclusion of LGBT community members and issues in the media.

  • In February 2012, the National Latino Media Council (NLMC) released its 2011 Network Diversity report card, awarding NBC an overall B+ grade (an improvement over 2010’s B grade).  NBC earned an A+ for “Actors: On-Air Primetime Reality Shows,” the highest score in any category for any network.  NBC also earned an A in the “Entertainment Creative Executives” category, as well as the “Network Commitment to Diversity Initiatives and Submission of Data” category. The NHMC noted that there have been “tangible and incremental” results since NBC’s 2000 MOU was signed.

  • In December 2011, NBCUniversal received an overall grade of B from the Asian Pacific American Media Coalition, the highest grade ever given by the group.

  • On December 8, 2011, the Asian Pacific American Media Coalition (APAMC) issued its annual report card. Overall, NBC, with a B (up from a B- in 2010), ranked highest in this year’s APAMC report cards, which marks the 10th anniversary of judging the inclusion of APAs in eight categories: actors, unscripted show participants, writers/producers, directors, development, procurement, executives, and network initiatives. No other network has ever received this high a grade from the coalition.  Out of 12 report cards since 2000, NBC has received the highest overall grade 8 times (5 of them ties with other networks). This past season, NBC also had the highest grade for actors, development deals, and writers/producers, and tied for top honors in procurement, executives, and diversity initiatives. Guy Aoki, Co-Chair of the APAMC stated that “last season, NBC had 13 regulars of Asian Pacific descent (boosted by five regulars on Outsourced. This was the highest number any network has been able to achieve in the 11 years the Coalition has released report cards.  Accordingly, we have issued our highest grade in the actors category ever, a B+. NBC is the only network to receive this high a grade, which they also received in 2004."

  • NBCUniversal was named to the WICT Foundation/PAR Initiative Best Programmers for Women in Telecommunications in 2011.

  • NBCUniversal won GLAAD’s award for Outstanding Individual Episode for the “Klaus & Greta” episode of 30 Rock in March 2011.

  • MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell won the 2011 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding TV Journalism Segment for its “Fort Worth Speech” segment in April 2011.

  • MSNBC President Phil Griffin was honored by the National Action Network as a recipient of its 13th annual Keepers of the Dream Award in April 2011.

  • NBC’s Parenthood was selected to receive the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, AFL-CIO’s (AFTRA) 2011 American Scene Award in the Television Dramatic Program category for its diversity of age and ethnicity, as well as groundbreaking storylines that accurately and honestly depict the intricacies of relationships. In addition, NBCUniversal’s The Voice was selected as recipient of AFTRA’s 2011 American Scene Award in the Talent competition in July 2011.

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