DEERFIELD -- Baxter International has been named a 2019 Top 10 Percent Inclusion Index Company, the highest-scoring category of Diversity Best Practices' annual Inclusion Index.
The third annual DBP Inclusion Index measured 148 U.S. companies on the recruitment, retention and advancement of people from underrepresented groups; women, racial and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, and the LGBTQ community. The index assesses company culture, including leadership accountability, and transparency and improvement in year-to-year demographic diversity.
Baxter is one of 14 recognized for superior achievement in creating an inclusive workplace.
"Initiating new -- and enhancing existing -- practices that foster a diverse and inclusive culture is an important part of our ongoing business transformation," said Baxter Chairman and CEO José (Joe) E. Almeida.
Baxter has been recognized by multiple organizations for its diversity and inclusion practices. Most recently, the company was named a 2019 'Best Company for Multicultural Women' by Working Mother magazine and a 'Top Company for Executive Women' by the National Association for Female Executives. The company continues to be featured on Forbes''America's Best Employers for Diversity' and 'America's Best Employers' lists, with an additional 2019 ranking on the 'America's Best Employers for Women' list. Additionally, Baxter has consistently received a top score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index and in 2018, was named to Working Mother's '100 Best Companies' list. The company has also received numerous regional and country-specific recognitions across the globe.