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Deloitte ranked #1 on DiversityInc’s Top 10 List for Global Diversity

Top 10 List for Global Diversity – ranking of diversity-managing leaders

Warsaw, 22 May 2014

Deloitte, a recognized pioneer in female promotion and social inclusion initiatives, has been ranked first on Top 10 List for Global Diversity, a ranking of leaders in diversity management.  The organization also maintained its 11th place position on the publication’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity® ranking by DiversityInc.

“At Deloitte, we firmly believe that our increasingly diverse global talent and our inclusive environment are key drivers of performance. Our commitment to diversity around the globe results in increased productivity and innovation for our organization and excellent delivery of services to member firm clients worldwide”, said Vanessa Borchers, Deloitte Global Diversity Leader.

Deloitte’s global diversity strategy supports several foundational practices such as:

  • The setting of global targets for increasing representation, inclusion, and succession of diverse candidates;
  • A global Talent Standard that drives a focus on diversity in Deloitte’s member firm network around the world including an executive-sponsored business case and plan to advance and retain locally relevant diverse groups;
  • An Inclusive Leadership program for Deloitte member firms’ senior client service partners, aimed at equipping them to navigate diversity and lead diverse teams effectively.

Now in its 14th year, The DiversityInc Top 50 rankings are determined by an objective methodology that calculates factors such as CEO/Leadership Commitment (responsibility for performance, individual communication, visibility), Human Capital (five managing levels, promotion through and in management), Corporate and Organizational Communication (mentoring, interest groups, philanthropy, consistency and efficiency of pro-diversity initiatives) and Supplier Diversity. The empirical data for the rankings is provided by a 300-question survey filled out by personnel at the participating companies. Survey participation is free to any company with at least 1,000 U.S. workers.

“Following global initiatives, the CE region has introduced an internal diversity program. Additionally, Deloitte in Poland has organized SheXO Club supporting business women in their personal and professional growth. The Club has extended its operations to other countries of the region: Croatia, Slovenia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina”, said Iwona Georgijew, SheXO and Diversity Leader Deloitte Central Europe.

In addition to the 2014 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity®, Deloitte has been recognized for its record of diversity and inclusion by several other organizations, including:

  • FORTUNE's 100 Best Companies to Work For® 2014 list for the 15th year;
  • 2013 Working Mother 100 Best Companies® top 10 for the fourth year and the19th consecutive year on the list;
  • 2013 Working Mother Best Companies for Multicultural Women top 10 for the fourth year and the seventh consecutive year on the list;
  • Human Rights Campaign® (HRC) 2014 “Best Places to Work”.

“Deloitte continues to be a global and domestic leader in talent development. This year, Deloitte U.S. expanded its inclusion efforts beyond its Women’s Initiative and Diversity Initiative (…) to better support generations, well-being and flexibility,” said DiversityInc CEO Luke Visconti.

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