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Big Companies Track Workforce Diversity But Won't Share the Results

Only 4% release the most detailed data about their workers’ race and gender, according to a new analysis.

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Most big companies now say that improving racial and ethnic diversity of their workforces is an important goal, particularly after a summer of protests highlighting patterns of systemic racism. Very few of them provide enough information to track their progress.

Among companies in the Russell 1000 index, 72% don’t disclose any racial or ethnic information about their employees, according to the preliminary results of an analysis of company disclosures by JUST Capital, a nonprofit that measures corporate stakeholder performance and pushes for more gender and racial transparency at companies. Thirty-nine percent disclose the gender identity of their employees.