Several grocery industry companies received recognition at the World 50 Group’s second annual Inclusion & Diversity (I&D) Impact Awards on March 27 in Miami.

“The 2024 I&D Impact Awards once again underscore the steadfast commitment of today’s leading companies to building a brighter future for us all,” said Jennifer Bird Newton, World 50’s chief impact officer. “We are in a pivotal moment for DEI. The significance of coming together to acknowledge our achievements — without resting on our laurels — cannot be overstated. [The] night’s festivities served as a powerful reminder of the impact of collective action, and we extend heartfelt congratulations to this year’s winners.”

Ferrero received the I&D Ally Award, Amazon received the Community Impact Award, and Cargill was highly commended in the I&D Impact category.

World 50 Group said the award winners were determined by a panel of 24 independent judges who are DEI executives at organizations such as AstraZeneca, Discover, Cognizant, Hilton, Lenovo, Mars, MetLife, and Warner Bros. Discovery, among others.

“Witnessing the passion, creativity, and impact of these winning initiatives reignites my belief in the power of inclusion to reshape our future,” said Crystal Andrew Banks, global head of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging at The Kraft Heinz Company. “Bravo to all companies that submitted a nomination, and let’s keep pushing boundaries together.”

This article is an excerpt from the April 2024 issue of Supermarket Perimeter. You can read the entire DEI feature and more in the digital edition here.