For the second consecutive year, AIG’s diversity and inclusion initiatives have earned the company a spot on DiversityInc’s 25 Noteworthy Companies list. To earn a spot on the list, AIG was considered further ahead in its drive to leverage diversity and inclusion as a competitive advantage than most of the participating companies.
The annual survey, now in its 16th year, looked at the best practices of more than 1,500 companies to come up with the best 75 companies to place on the Top 50 list and the 25 Noteworthy Companies list. Companies were evaluated in four areas:
- Talent Pipeline (workforce breakdown, recruitment)
- Equitable Talent Development (employee resource groups, mentoring, philanthropy)
- CEO/Senior Leadership Commitment (accountability for results, personal communications)
- Supplier Diversity
DiversityInc considers the companies that appear on its noteworthy list as having the potential to rise to its “top” company list. Says Walter Hurdle, AIG’s Global Chief Diversity Officer, “There is no doubt in my mind that AIG is moving in the right direction. This recognition is much-appreciated affirmation of AIG’s efforts. However, it is vital that we continue on our journey to become best in class for diversity and inclusion.
“By maximizing the diversity of our workforce at all levels, we will also maximize diversity of thought – leading to greater innovation and productivity.”