SAS ranks as one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes
SAS has once again been named by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity. The analytics and AI leader has been known for prioritizing employee well-being, providing supportive resources, and offering an inclusive, inspiring work environment for more than 45 years.
“We want every employee to feel confident in embracing their individuality and curiosity and know that they are respected for their unique contributions and abilities,” said SAS Chief Human Resources Officer and Executive Vice President Jenn Mann. “Our diverse workforce provides different perspectives and talents that creates software seeking to make a positive impact on the world.”
The 2023 Best Employers for Diversity were selected based on an independent survey from over 45,000 US employees who worked for companies with a minimum of 1,000 employees. Respondents answered questions regarding age, gender, ethnicity, disability, LGBTQIA+ and general diversity in their current workplace. Participants were also given the chance to evaluate other employers in their respective industries that stand out either positively or negatively with regard to diversity. In addition, extensive research was carried out to evaluate how companies fared across a range of diversity-related best practices. These included things like the presence of resource groups within the company, the publication of diversity data, and the share of women in board and executive positions.
While diversity, equity and inclusion have always been important to SAS, the company is always striving to find ways to better support employees and foster a more inclusive workplace. Employees are encouraged to challenge the status quo, question things that are not right, be open to new perspectives and use their curiosity to better understand how to be more inclusive.
SAS’ diversity, equity and inclusion strategy is comprised of three main pillars:
- Representation: Improving diverse workforce representation at all levels across the organization and evolving the company’s recruitment, hiring and promotion practices.
- Inclusion: Fostering an inclusive culture and work environment where every employee can thrive as their authentic self and achieve their full innovative potential.
- Community: Developing the diverse workforce of tomorrow that represents the world through education policy, outreach and community initiatives that promote inclusion and equity.
SAS executes this strategy through various initiatives and policies across recruitment and hiring, culture and work environment, education and community outreach opportunities.
In addition to receiving top scores on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index and the Disability:IN 2022 Disability Equality Index, SAS has also received distinctions as a top place to work for millennials, parents, women and for diversity and technology.
Learn more about how SAS promotes diversity, equity and inclusion.
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