At Kaiser Permanente, we believe that life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness require total health, and that includes equal access to high-quality health care for all people, regardless of who they are or where they live. We recognize the importance of an inclusive and equitable workforce culture and its role in our overall success and we are continuously recognized for our leadership in this area.
For the second year in a row, Kaiser Permanente was named to the DiversityInc Top 50 Hall of Fame. DiversityInc awards Hall of Fame status to companies that have demonstrated exceptional diversity and inclusion management, excelling in such areas as hiring, retaining, and promoting women, minorities, veterans, people with disabilities, and people in the LGBTQ community.
“Being named to the DiversityInc Hall of Fame once again is a great honor and demonstrates our commitment to achieving equity and inclusion for all,” said Ronald L. Copeland, MD, FACS, senior vice president and chief equity, inclusion, and diversity officer for Kaiser Permanente.
“Our position in the DiversityInc Top 50 Hall of Fame is not guaranteed. We must continue to advance our learning and find new ways to prioritize and exemplify equity, inclusion, and diversity among our members, employees, and the communities we serve,” said Dr. Copeland.
Companies are eligible for the Hall of Fame if they have ranked number 1 on DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity list since 2012. Kaiser Permanente has ranked in the top 5 every year since 2010 and held the number 1 spot in 2011 and 2016.
Companies that participate in the DiversityInc Top 50 list are assessed on their performance versus all competitors overall and in 4 key areas of diversity management:
- Talent Pipeline: workforce demographics, recruitment, breadth of existing talent, organizational structures
- Talent Development: employee resource groups, mentoring, philanthropy, opportunity for advancement, fairness
- Leadership Accountability: responsible for results, personal communications, visibility
- Supplier Diversity: spending with companies owned by people from underrepresented groups, accountability, support