The Refinitiv diverse and inclusive index presents the top 100 companies globally for 2020. Different factors that define diverse and inclusive workplaces were taken into consideration in order to stand out the companies of the list. The selected companies come from the banking sector, investment services and insurance, the pharmaceutical sector, telecommunications and personal and household product and services. Twenty companies of the list are based in the United States, 13 in the United Kingdom, 9 in Australia and 9 in Canada and France respectively. The Diversity & Inclusive Index utilized innovative analytics to rate and score companies across four main pillars: diversity, inclusion, people development and controversies.
Below are the first ten companies of the list according to the Refinitiv diverse and inclusive index.
- BlackRock Inc- overall score: 81
BlackRock was founded in 1988. It is an American global investment management corporation based in New York City. BlackRock has 70 offices in 30 countries and clients in 100 countries. BlackRock registered 100 billion dollars total net inflows at the second quarter 2020, 6% annualized organic asset growth, 4% increase in revenue year over year and 10% increase in operating income year over year.
- Natura & Co Holding SA – overall score: 80.25
This company is a Brazilian global personal care cosmetics group headquartered in Sao Paolo. The company was founded in 1969 and nowadays has almost 40.000 employees. The Natura & Co Group includes Natura Cosmeticos, Aesop, The Body Shop and Avon. Natura & Co’s consolidated net revenue reached 7 billion dollars at the second quarter of 2020.
- Accenture Plc – overall score: 80
It is a multinational professional services company. The company was founded 31 years ago with headquarters in Dublin. For the fourth quarter of 2020 revenues reached 10.8 billion dollars and for the full fiscal year revenues reached 44.3billion dollars. For fiscal 2021, Accenture expects revenue growth of 2% to 5% in local currency.
- Royal Bank of Canada – overall score: 79
The Royal Bank of Canada is a Canadian multinational financial services company. The bank serves over 16 million clients and has more than 86.000 employees worldwide. The bank was founded in 1864, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The total revenue in 2019 reached 46 billion dollars CA and the net income in 2029 reached 9,67 billion dollars CA.
- Industria de Diseno Textil SA – overall score: 78.5
It is a Spanish multinational clothing company headquartered in Arteixo, Galicia in Spain. The biggest fashion group in the world was founded in 1985 and nowadays operates over 7.200 stores in 93 markets worldwide. The company’s flagship store is Zara. The company’s net result at the first half of year 2020 turned to loss of 195 million euros year over year. At the same time the total annual capital expenditure during the period 2020-2022 will be around 900 million euros. Furthermore, online sales are expected to reach more than 25% of total sales by 2022.
- L’Oreal SA – overall score: 78
It is a French, personal care company. The company was founded in 1909 with headquarters in Clichy and a registered office in Paris. At the first half of 2020 L’Oreal sales reached 13.07 billion euros. The e-commerce sector registered growth 64,6% while the operating margin reached 18%.
- Allianz SE – overall score: 77.75
Allianz is a German multinational financial services company headquartered in Munich. The company was founded in 1890 and nowadays has more than 147.000 employees. Allianz achieved 2.6 billion euros operating profit in the second quarter of 2020. Total revenues decreased 6.8% to 30.9 (2Q 2019: 33.2) billion euros in the second quarter of 2020.
- Telecom Italia SpA – overall score: 77.75
It is an Italian telecommunications company headquartered in Rome and Milan. The company was founded in 1994 and has more than 51.000 employees. The total revenue reached 17.97 billion euros in 2019.
- Novartis AG – overall score: 77.5
Novartis is a Swiss multinational pharmaceutical company based in Basel, Switzerland. It was founded 24 years ago and has more than 125.000 employees. Net income from continuing operations in the third quarter of 2020 was 2 billion dollars (up 12%). Also, continuing operations net sales were up 13%.
- Bank of Nova Scotia – overall score: 77.25
The Bank of Nova Scotia is a Canadian multinational banking and financial services company that was founded in 1832. It serves more than 25 million customers around the world. Scotiabank reported third quarter net income of 1,304 million dollars compared to 1,984 million dollars in the same period last year. Diluted earnings per share (EPS) was 1.04 dollars, down 31% from 1.50 dollars in the previous year. Return on equity was 8.3% compared to 11.5% in the previous year.