CEO Message

Maria Black, President and Chief Executive Officer

As a leading human capital management solutions provider who supports over 920,000 clients in more than 140 countries, ADP’s influence is far-reaching, as is our responsibility to uphold the highest standards of care, quality and consideration of the global community. We have a duty as global citizens to act responsibly for the greater good, to enable truly inclusive cultures and to do our part to protect shared resources. We believe those commitments require clear objectives, consistent effort and measurable goals.

Anticipating Change

Current times remind us that the world of work is in constant motion and the resulting shifts affect all aspects of our lives. We are dedicated to staying ahead of change to help businesses and their people fulfill their potential. Through our cutting-edge technology and world-class expertise—we guide organizations of every size across every industry to help them thrive through changing conditions.

Connecting People

Recent global events have underscored the depth of our connection to each other. Emerging realities of the global economy have magnified existing issues and in some cases, created new opportunities. As an employer supporting other employers—we are committed to attracting and retaining the world’s greatest talent and being the kind of workplace where work aligns with purpose.

The global landscape also reinforces the importance of equity to all workers and to the businesses who benefit from their contributions. We firmly believe diverse workforces drive innovation and lead to better corporate performance. We value and intentionally choose to cultivate a culture that embraces all forms of gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexual identity and orientation, veteran status and ability. We embrace this philosophy at all levels of our Company, from entry level to management and executive positions.

Advancing Technology

ADP technology enables employers to measure progress. Workforce tools, like ADP DataCloud, deliver actionable insights and provide employers with greater visibility into their workforce. The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Dashboard, for example, allows employers to compare metrics, identify gaps and make recommendations on where to make investments to strengthen their teams.

Delivering Globally

ADP also embraces our role in giving back to and generating a lasting, positive impact on the communities in which we work and live. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) encompasses everything from corporate governance, ethics and environmental stewardship to diversity, philanthropy and promoting employee success around the world.

We pledge to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and we are developing a Paris Agreement-compliant climate transition plan that will include short, medium and long-term global goals towards this target. As with our DEI goals, a portion of our executive compensation is linked to our efforts to reduce ADP’s environmental footprint.

At ADP, we constantly strive to embed socially responsible principles and practices into everything we do. Above all, we remain optimistic about the future and committed to making positive contributions that will benefit the world today and for generations to come.


Maria Black
President and Chief Executive Officer

“At ADP, we firmly believe in our responsibility to enable global progress. That commitment is embedded across our organization. As we make strides toward creating a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce, we will continue to move forward with urgency and empathy. Through sustained leadership, collaboration and innovation, we can design a better world of work for generations to come.”