Statista and Forbes compiled a list of America’s best employers for diversity in 2018.
Diversity can be a tremendous asset to companies, resulting even in better financial results.
And although companies love promoting diversity, facts tell another story. Demand for it in the boardroom has grown exponentially louder in recent years, but there’s still much to be done.
Under this ideal, and considering the importance of ending sexual harassment and gender discrimination in the workplace, Statista and Forbes worked together to compile a list of America’s best employers for diversity.
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After surveying 50,000 employees across the U.S. and examining the diversity of top executive teams and boards, both Statista and Forbes determined the companies that best proactively communicate and practice diversity. It also took a look at the leaders that best promote diversity.
- Ball Corp., a provider of metal packaging for beverages, foods and household products, and of aerospace and other technologies and services to commercial and governmental customers, leaded by CEO John Hayes, was named America’s Best Employer For Diversity in 2019 with a score of 85.85.
- Nielsen Holdings, that provides global marketing data collection and analytics services to media and advertising clients and audience measurement services through television, radio, online and mobile, ranked second with a score of 85.00.
- Insurance company BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, with headquarters in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and leaded by CEO JD Hickey, ranks third for 84.80.
- Kent State University, known for its research and internationally acclaimed fashion schools, is fourth with a total score of 84.72.
- Vertex Pharmaceuticals, a global biotechnology company that aims to discover, develop, and commercialize medicines for people with serious diseases, under management of CEO Jeffrey Leiden, scored 84.37 to rank fifth.
The other five to complete the top ten are Netflix (84.20); University of California, Irvine (84.14); Penguin Random House (83.71); Internet and software services company SAP (83.21); and financial behemoth Visa (83.14).