Submitted by Nielsen
We’re proud to be included in the 2022 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI), a modified market capitalization-weighted index that aims to track the performance of public companies committed to transparency in gender-data reporting, for the fourth consecutive year.
The 2022 Index includes 418 global companies across 45 countries and regions. Member companies represent a variety of sectors, including financials, technology and utilities. Collectively, these sectors have the highest company representation in the index.
The GEI measures gender equality across five pillars: female leadership and talent pipeline, equal pay and gender pay parity, inclusive culture, anti-sexual harassment policies and a pro-women brand.
“Being in the 2022 GEI means we continue to live our Nielsen values of inclusion, courage and growth,” said Sandra Sims-Williams, Nielsen’s Chief Diversity Officer. “Fostering gender equality is an ongoing commitment for Nielsen. We work relentlessly to ensure that our female employees can bring their best selves to work and thrive at all levels throughout our company.”
To be considered for the GEI, Nielsen submitted a social survey created by Bloomberg, in collaboration with subject matter experts globally. Companies included on this year’s index scored at or above a global threshold established by Bloomberg to reflect disclosure and the achievement or adoption of best-in-class statistics and policies.
Nielsen’s commitment to gender equality is infused throughout our business:
In the U.S., we offer 12 weeks of parental leave (also for adoptive parents) and an additional eight weeks for birth mothers. We have a global non-discrimination policy that ensures equal opportunity for LGBTQ+ employees in all Nielsen markets. With the pandemic creating unexpected and extremely difficult circumstances, we offer supplemental paid sick leave and family care leave to all eligible U.S. employees.
We are also working to lead the conversation on representation and inclusion in media. We share our data-driven insights through products like our Diverse Intelligence series, which analyzes diverse audience trends. In 2021, we released a new report focused on Women 50+. Our 2021 Being Seen on Screen report highlights the opportunities to improve the on-screen representation of various identity groups in the top 1,500 TV shows.
Nielsen shapes the world’s media and content as a global leader in audience measurement, data and analytics. Through our understanding of people and their behaviors across all channels and platforms, we empower our clients with independent and actionable intelligence so they can connect and engage with their audiences—now and into the future.
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