2021 Inclusion Index Organizations
In its fifth year, our diversity and inclusion index measures which organizations are using established DEI best practices to create inclusive workplaces.
- 7 companies were recognized as Pinnacle Organizations for their exemplary work scoring 80% or higher.
- A second threshold at 70% and above recognized 27 of them as Leading Organizations that had superior achievement.
- 78 organizations scoring 60% and above should be recognized for their high-quality diversity and inclusion work, and named them Inclusion Index members.
Pinnacle Inclusion Index Organizations
Leading Inclusion Index Organizations
Seramount Inclusion Index Organizations
The Inclusion Index provides information to help organizations understand gaps in demographic representation, and is a strategic road map to drive internal change to find and implement DEI solutions. This year, the number of participants increased by 24 percent, with 185 sharing their data. They were scored in three areas: best practices in recruitment, retention, and advancement of people from underrepresented groups—women, racial/ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people; creating an inclusive culture through leadership, accountability, communications and employee engagement; and workforce demographic data. We assess the demographic data for gender and race/ethnicity for management and more senior positions. That’s because diversity in representation is one of the best ways to assess the outcomes of DEI initiatives.