The NDC Index employs five assessment areas to determine to what extent diversity and inclusion best practices are employed across large companies. It scores companies overall and in each area, as well as compares these scores with participating companies.

  • CEO Engagement
  • Benefits, Policies, and Initiatives
  • Supplier Diversity
  • Community Outreach
  • Corporate Social Responsibility


To provide comprehensive benchmarking services, companies submit a workforce profile section. This section is not used in the assessment to rate companies on D&I initiatives.