Accenture, Diageo and L’Oreal among top employers for diversity and inclusion


Professional services firm Accenture, alcoholic drinks organisation Diageo, and cosmetics business L’Oreal (pictured) are among the employers listed among the Top 100 most diverse and inclusive organisations globally.

The list is formed using data, analytics, trading, and risk assessment organisation Refinitiv’s Diversity and Inclusion Index, which launched in 2016. The index analyses the performance of more than 7,000 publicly traded organisations across four main pillars: diversity, inclusion, people development and news controversies. Employers are awarded an overall percentage score, based on their performance within these four categories.

Within the top 100 list, 25 are based in the US, 10 in the UK and 9 in Australia. Those that appear in the rankings include Johnson and Johnson at 27, GlaxoSmithKline at 37, Vodafone at 39, Pepsico at 49, and Siemens at 53.

The Top 25 most diverse and inclusive organisations globally are:

  • Accenture, 85.5%
  • Diageo, 82.25%
  • Royal Bank of Canada, 79.25%
  • Natura Cosmeticos, 79.25%
  • BlackRock, 78.5%
  • Telecom Italia, 78%
  • Novartis, 77.75%
  • Allianz, 77.5%
  • Gap, 76.5%
  • Kering, 76%
  • Infrastrutture Wireless Italiane, 76%
  • L’Oreal , 75.25%
  • UCB, 75.25%
  • Hera, 75%
  • Merck and Co, 74.75%
  • Thomson Reuters, 74.75%
  • Millicom International Cellular, 74.75%
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, 74.25%
  • Woolworths Group, 74.25%
  • Bank of Nova Scotia, 74%
  • Toronto-Dominion Bank, 74%
  • Nestle, 74%
  • Roche Holding, 73.75%
  • Acciona, 73.75%
  • Star Entertainment Group, 73.75%

Debra Walton, chief revenue officer at Refinitiv, said: “Congratulations to the 2019 [Diversity and Inclusion Index] Top 100 most diverse [and] inclusive organizations globally. We are proud that our [index] is being used as a guide to help firms across the globe create a workforce of diverse teams.

“The [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, while continuing to support and promote an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity of every kind.”