Newsweek and market data research firm Plant-A Insights Group recently honored Worthington as one of America's Greatest Workplaces for Diversity. In just its second year, this listing features the top large and mid-size companies recognized by their employees for respecting and valuing individuals from different walks of life. Worthington, which earned 4.5/5 stars, was one of 29 industrial products large-size companies included in the report.
“We genuinely believe that our differences make us better,” said Adrian Sullivan, director of diversity, equity and inclusion, Worthington Enterprises. “I am confident that our intentional efforts to maximize the benefits of diversity in the workplace are making a positive impact throughout our business. We are proud to earn this distinction from Newsweek.” Sullivan earned recognition from Columbus BusinessFirst as an outstanding diversity champion in the media outlet’s 2023 Diversity in Business Awards.
According to Newsweek, the scoring process involved a thorough examination of publicly available data, interviews with HR professionals, and an anonymous online survey conducted among a diverse group of employees at companies in the United States. Respondents shared insights into corporate culture, working environments and other aspects of both their own companies and others they were familiar with, resulting in over 1.5 million company reviews. The third phase of the research process was collection of more than 20 diversity KPIs (e.g. diversity ratio, diversity reviews and information from social media platforms). In the fourth phase, Newsweek/Plant-A Insights applied a media monitoring project, reviewing all published press of the past 24 months of all recognized companies to identify potential legal disputes around the workplace.
Note: In December 2023, Worthington Industries separated its Steel Processing business in a transformational effort to drive long-term growth and shareholder value. The resulting standalone companies are known today as Worthington Enterprises (NYSE: WOR) and Worthington Steel (NYSE: WS). Worthington Enterprises is comprised of the former Worthington Industries’ Building Products, Consumer Products and Sustainable Energy Solutions businesses. Worthington Steel is comprised of the former Worthington Industries’ Steel Processing business.