In collaboration with Statista, the latest FT Diversity Leaders ranking reveals not only how employees perceive their companies' inclusiveness and promotion of diversity, it also highlights "clear sectoral differences", as described by project lead for the survey, Camille Simon.
When averaging the overall ranking scores for each sector, Packaged Goods is out in front with 7.53 out of a possible 10. Drugs and Biotech also performed well, as did Insurance and the Travel and Leisure sectors.
Based on perceptions of a company's inclusiveness and its efforts to promote various aspects of diversity, Engineering and Manufacturing is at the bottom of the scale. Transportation and Logistics, Healthcare and sectors such as Construction also populate the lower half of the ranking.
850 companies across 16 European countries were evaluated on diversity of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. The highest ranking company was French retailer Biocoop, with a total score of 8.55.