Aspen healthcare tops industry in FT’s 2020 Diversity Leaders list

Statista and Financial Times highlight inclusive workplaces in pan-European diversity and inclusion ranking

Aspen Healthcare has been ranked as one of Europe’s most inclusive companies by the Financial Times in its second annual Diversity Leaders survey.

Aspen came top of the health industry across Europe and in 37th place overall following an independent survey of more than 100,000 employees from 15,000 companies in 16 countries.

The survey, conducted by Statista, assessed employees’ perception of companies’ inclusiveness or efforts to promote various aspects of diversity. These include gender balance, openness to all forms of sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, disability and age.

The results indicate that Aspen Healthcare is one of the most inclusive companies in Europe.

The views of typically under-represented groups, including women, workers over the age of 40, and people from ethnic minority backgrounds were given more weight in the survey.

This year’s Diversity Leaders were identified between April and August 2020. The countries covered were: Austria; Belgium; Denmark; Finland; France; Germany; Ireland; Italy; Luxembourg; the Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland and the UK. Statista also sought the opinions of human resources and recruitment experts.

Helen McKibbin, Aspen’s Group HR Director, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to top the health industry ranking in the Financial Times Diversity Leaders survey and be ranked as one of Europe’s most inclusive employers. Every recognition we receive is an honour, but it’s particularly significant when we receive a recognition based on the opinion of our employees and peers.

“This accolade underlines Aspen’s commitment to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. Providing a work environment that attracts, develops and retains the success of every individual remains a top priority for our business, and we’ll be sure to build on the success of these rankings.”

Topping the list this year are: the French supermarket chain Biocoop; Infineon, a German producer of semiconductors; and the Dutch headquarters of, a US travel company. All three of them scored highly in many categories.

The best scoring companies in the UK were consulting and accounting firm, Pinsent Mason; Timpson; Microchip and Moody’s corporation.

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