Europe's Diversity Leaders 2024
Based on an independent survey from a vast sample of more than 100,000 employees across 16 european countries along with an evaluation of three different indicators of commitment to diversity, Europe’s 850 Diversity Leaders are awarded in the 5th edition in cooperation with the Financial Times.
- Clear and detailed methodology
- Segmented by states and industry
Europe's Diversity Leaders 2024
About the project
More than 13,000 corporations from all industry sectors employing at least 250 people in the following countries were eligible: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
The companies were identified through extensive desk research. The survey was conducted using online access panels, providing representative samples of the workforce in the respective countries.
The 850 companies receiving the highest total scores were awarded as the Diversity Leaders 2024.
How we rank the employers
Our scoring model is based on independently collected survey data from employees in Germany. This data is divided into several assessment dimensions.
On a scale of 0 to 10, respondents indicate how likely they are to recommend their own employer to friends or family – with 0 being the worst and 10 the best.
Indicators of objective and publicly available diversity information (e.g. existence of a management position responsible for diversity, proactive communication of diverse company culture, published annual CSR and/or Diversity Report) were taken into account. Statista researched these indicators for each company using publicly available company information.
Respondents indicate the industry they work in. Based on this, each respondent is shown a selection of employers who are active in the given sector. Respondents can then voluntarily recommend or advise against employers from the list.
Based on extensive research an index was built based on the share of women who fill top executive or board positions. Statista researched this data for each company using publicly available company information (Oct.-Dec. 2020). For around 10% of evaluated companies this data was not available/verifiable. Therefore, a mean score across all evaluated companies was used to not negatively affect companies with out sufficient information.
How we work
The employee surveys conducted by Statista R are carried out independently of the potentially awarded employer brands. This reduces distortion of the results that could arise from non-anonymous surveys (e.g. social desirability in response behavior). The focus on willingness to recommend and on general questions about working conditions allows for comparability across heterogeneous sectors.
For data collection, Statista R programs detailed online questionnaires that ask survey participants about work-related topics. Statista R works with leading online access panels worldwide to identify suitable participants. During the survey, the incoming evaluations are checked for quality & validity (interview length, variances, inconsistencies) and sorted accordingly.
For the evaluation, Statista R applies a scoring model that primarily relies on the direct and indirect evaluation of the respondents. This includes both the evaluation of the respondent’s own employer as well as the evaluation of other employers from the same industry.
For each potential award-winning employer brand, the number of employees and the headquarters in the respective country are researched. This step serves as quality assurance and is presented as information in the publication.
Our reliable partner
The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organizations, recognized internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community.