Forbes Magazine released its third annual list of the top 500 companies who are the Best Employers for Diversity. This list recognized 19 Virginia companies. Read the article below to learn which companies were featured and where they were ranked.

Of the top 500 companies on Forbes Magazine’s third annual America’s Best Employers for Diversity list for 2020 released Wednesday, 19 Virginia businesses were ranked.

Only companies with at least 1,000 employees were surveyed.

Rankings were compiled through surveys from German database company Statista that asked respondents to rate their organizations on criteria such as age, gender, ethnicity, disability, and sexual orientation. The survey also asked minority group respondents to nominate organizations other than the one they work for to be considered for the list.

The following are the 19 Virginia businesses on the top 500 list for America’s Best Employers for Diversity. Companies are listed in the order they were ranked, including their overall rating.

#51 — Navy Federal Credit Union (Vienna)
#54 — Booz Allen Hamilton (McLean)
#91 — Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) (Reston)
#104 — University of Virginia (Charlottesville)
#145 — Huntington Ingalls Industries (Newport News)
#216 — Dominion Energy Inc. (Richmond)
#282 — Hilton (McLean)
#302 — Capital One Financial Corp. (McLean)
#316 — Northrop Grumman (Falls Church)
#355 — Mars Inc. (McLean)
#368 — Five Guys Enterprises LLC (Lorton)
#436 — CGI Group Inc. (Fairfax)
#441 — Volkswagen AG (Herndon)
#447 — Gannett Co. Inc. (McLean)
#455 — Leidos (Reston)
#466 — BAE Systems PLC (Arlington)
#498 — Nestlé S.A. (Arlington)
#500 — Bechtel Corp. (Reston)

Of the 19 ranking companies, 13 are Northern Virginia regional companies. Although not headquartered in Virginia, the company holding the No. 1 spot has one Virginia office.

Newton Square, Pennsylvania-based SAP America Inc. ranked No. 1. It has 19 offices in the U.S., including one in Reston. In total, SAP employs approximately 25,000 people in North America.

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