Corporations have responded to the murder of George Floyd and global protests with donations, corporate holidays on Juneteenth, and changes to the way they do business. But which have a sustained record of supporting equity, not only in the face of public outrage?

Ethos rates companies on racial justice by aggregating 185,000+ data points across metrics such as diversity among senior leaders, workplace discrimination fines, hiring and human capital practices, employee ratings for diversity, public commitments to racial equity, response to police violence, and more (see details and all ratings here).

As many companies have recognized, corporations have a long ways to go to achieve racial equity. No company is perfect, and top ratings are only relative to other companies. Our goal is to enable comparison and encourage companies to continuously improve their practices and outcomes for racial equity.

Top 50 companies for racial justice and equality

#1: Eli Lilly

The Indianapolis-based pharmaceutical company announced in June that it was donating $25 million to combat racial injustice, as well as committing 25,000 employee volunteer service hours. Lilly and its foundation, the Lilly Foundation, have a long history of supporting racial and community justice.

Eli Lilly's metrics for racial justice and equity include:

  • #3 for diversity and inclusion human capital outcomes (DiversityInc)
  • No EEOC violations or worker grievance fines in the past 3 years (Violation Tracker)
  • Strong support for community engagement (Just Capital)
  • Employees rate it in the top 100 for diversity (Forbes)

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#2: Procter & Gamble

P&G announced a 'Take on Race' fund to support organizations in North America such as the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, YWCA Stand Against Racism and the United Negro College Fund, as well as smaller organizations such as Courageous Conversation. The company made an initial contribution to the fund of $5 million. P&G's metrics for racial justice and equity include:

  • #16 for diversity and inclusion human capital outcomes (DiversityInc)
  • #3 for employee ratings on diversity (Forbes)
  • 100/100 rating for "Quality of company's diversity policies" (Just Capital)

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#3: Exelon

Exelon's CEO released a statement supporting racial justice and Black Lives Matter. Its metrics for racial justice and equity include:

  • 100/100 ratings for "Support for community engagement" and "Transparency and employee leadership in giving" (Just Capital)
  • No EEOC violations or worker grievance fines in the past 3 years (Violation Tracker)
  • Top 30 for diversity and inclusion human capital outcomes (DiversityInc)

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#4: HP

In a statement from CEO Antonio Neri on June 11, HP announced several internal initiatives and donations, including a global Inclusion and Diversity Council to hold the company accountable for diversity goals, an advocacy program for racial justice and equity, support for student scholars at historically black universities, and a grant to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. HP's metrics for racial justice and equity include:

  • Top 50 for diversity and inclusion human capital outcomes (DiversityInc)
  • No EEOC violations or worker grievance fines in the past 3 years (Violation Tracker)
  • Made a significant change to business practices in response to 2020 police violence and racism

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#5: Mastercard

Following the murder of George Floyd, Mastercard said June 19 will be a holiday for its employees and the day would be designated as Mastercard Day of Solidarity. Mastercard's metrics for racial justice and equity include:

  • #6 for diversity and inclusion human capital outcomes (DiversityInc)
  • No EEOC violations or worker grievance fines in the past 3 years (Violation Tracker)
  • 90/100 rating on quality of diversity practices (Calvert)

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#6: Allstate

In a statement, Allstate announced that Juneteenth will be regarded “as an annual company holiday to provide Allstaters the opportunity to reflect on this monumental event and engage in their communities.” Allstate also committed to a review of our operating practices, pay and promotions for people of color and women. Its metrics for racial justice and equity include:

  • 96/100 rating for "Support for community engagement" (Just Capital)
  • Top 30 for diversity and inclusion human capital outcomes (DiversityInc)
  • No EEOC violations or worker grievance fines in the past 3 years (Violation Tracker)

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#7: Marriott

The hospitality group has a strong track record of supporting diversity and inclusion. Its metrics include:

  • #1 for diversity and inclusion human capital outcomes (DiversityInc)
  • 100/100 rating for "Quality of company diversity policies" (Just Capital)
  • No EEOC violations or worker grievance fines in the past 3 years (Violation Tracker)
  • Signed the Business for Racial Equity pledge (Leadership Now)

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#8: Nielsen

In response to police violence and racism in 2020, Nielsen committed to sharing internal census data with employees, workshops and training on an intervention model for the fair treatment of all people, advocacy for police reform, and contributions to Black community organizations and small businesses. Nielsen's metrics for racial justice and equity include:

  • No EEOC violations or worker grievance fines in the past 3 years (Violation Tracker)
  • Top 20 for diversity and inclusion human capital outcomes (DiversityInc)
  • No shareholder actions related to diversity (As You Sow)
  • No public controversies related to employment or customer discrimination

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#9: Comcast

Comcast announced a multiyear plan to allocate $100 million to fight injustice and inequality against any race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation or ability. Its metrics include:

  • #7 for diversity and inclusion human capital outcomes (DiversityInc)
  • #20 for employee ratings on diversity (Forbes)
  • No EEOC violations or worker grievance fines in the past 3 years (Violation Tracker)

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#10: Toyota

The auto giant responded to police violence and racism in 2020 by creating a Social and Racial Justice Action Plan to enhance diversity and inclusion among suppliers and dealers, enable Toyota employees to support legislative change, and strengthen recruiting and promotion of underrepresented employees. Toyota also donates more than $30M annually to organizations such as the National Urban League and the NAACP.

Toyota's metrics for racial justice and equity include:

  • No EEOC violations or worker grievance fines in the past 3 years (Violation Tracker)
  • #10 for diversity and inclusion human capital outcomes (DiversityInc)
  • No public controversies or shareholder actions related to diversity or racial justice

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