Telecommunications service provider Digi.com Bhd was the sole Malaysian company to be included in the top 50 Thomson Reuters Global Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Index for 2018.
Ranked on the 46th place on the Index, Digi was one of the three Malaysian companies featured in the top 100 global listing. The other two firms listed were Nestle (Malaysia) Bhd at 88th place, and CIMB Group Holdings Bhd at ranked 95th place.Digi was also one of the 15 Asian companies who made it to the Global D&I Index for 2018.
In an official statement released on Wednesday (Sept 26), Digi’s Chief Human Resource Officer, Haroon Bhatti said, “We believe in providing everyone an opportunity to grow – a diverse and dynamic workforce is the way forward and we are able to learn from each other’s strengths and differences.”
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Further, Mr Bhatti added that recognition is seen as an encouragement for the company to continue building an open and dynamic work culture. By adopting diversity and inclusion strategy, Digi can increase employee engagement, as well as drive innovation and growth in the company.
Launched in 2016, the D&I Index ratings are calculated using Thomson Reuters environmental, social and governance (ESG) data, which objectively measures the relative performance of companies against factors that define diverse and inclusive workplaces.
Over 7,000 public-listed companies were ranked as measured by 24 separate metrics across four key pillars: Diversity, Inclusion, News & Controversies and People Development, The Edge Markets reports.
These include taking into consideration Board Gender Diversity, Women Employees, Diversity Objectives, Flexible Working Hours, Diversity and Opportunity Controversies, Employees with Disabilities, Employee Satisfaction and Career Development Processes.
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