More and more corporations are falling under scrutiny for in-house practices and policies in an increasingly critical culture. As a result, companies are striving to be better not just on the bottom line but in their hiring practices, corporate culture and more. Refinitiv took a look at some of the most exemplary firms and released its Diversity and Inclusion Index (D&I), ranking them for its fourth year running.
The D&I index ranks the top 100 most diverse and inclusive organizations globally, using 24 metrics across four categories (Diversity, Inclusion, People Development and News Controversies) covering over 7,000 companies in Refinitiv’s ESG database.
Industries leading this year’s D&I Index Top 100 are pharmaceutical firms with a total of 13, followed by banking, investment services and insurance with 11, telecommunications services with nine, and personal and household products and services with seven. The United States leads the Top 100 list with 25 firms, followed by the United Kingdom with 10 and Australia with nine.
Debra Walton, chief revenue officer at Refinitiv
Congratulations to the 2019 D&I Index Top 100 most diverse & inclusive organizations globally. We are proud that our D&I index is being used as a guide to help firms across the globe create a workforce of diverse teams. We are equally proud that the D&I Index continues to serve as key driver for investors and analysts seeking to identify the companies that are getting this right, and helping them to make investment decisions that align with their values and the bottom line. The D&I Index also reflects Refinitiv’s own commitment to diversity and inclusion, data points which we track rigorously about our own company and which continue to drive our talent strategy to reach a minimum of 40% female representation in senior leadership roles globally, whilst continuing to support and promote an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity of every kind.
Here are the top 10 ranked with their respective scores (but check out the full list):
- Accenture: 85.50
- Diageo: 82.25
- Royal Bank of Canada: 79.25
- Natura Cosmeticos: 79.25
- BlackRock: 78.50
- Telecom Italia: 78.00
- Novartis: 77.75
- Allianz: 77.5
- Gap: 76.5
- Kering: 76.0
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