2013 Top Company for Diversity-Management Progress: BASF

Top Company for Diversity-Management Progress: BASF

Accepting Award: Juan Carlos Ordoez, Senior Vice President, Coating Solutions, North America


Reasons for Honor:

  • Launched an Executive Diversity Council that has set goals and milestones, and is holding managers accountable for resultsleading to increases in diversity of human-capital demographics.
  • Company now ties executive compensation to diversity results and requires diverse slates for executive openings.
  • Effective dashboard used to assess demographics and all measures of D&I.
  • Formal, cross-cultural mentoring program has been successfully piloted and now is being expanded throughout the company.
  • Role of resource groups was significantly expanded to focus on talent development and community outreach. Employees are polled on the value of the groups.

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