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7 NJ companies make Bloomberg gender-equality index (updated)

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Seven New Jersey companies made Bloomberg’s 2022 Gender-Equality Index, released Jan. 25.

American Water Works Co. Inc. of Voorhees; Becton Dickinson & Co. at Franklin Lakes; Campbell Soup Co. of Camden; Merck & Co. Inc. of Kenilworth; NRG Energy Inc. of Princeton; Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. of Newark; and TD Bank in Cherry Hill each made the list, which tracks the performance of public companies committed to transparency in gender-data reporting.

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 pro-women brand.

“Building a winning team and culture is a key element of our strategic plan, with a focus on creating an inclusive and diverse environment for all employees,” said Camille Pierce, Campbell’s senior vice president, chief culture officer and head of talent. “We are committed to living our values ​​and creating a culture where all employees feel safe, valued and supported to do their best work. We are proud to be included in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the fourth consecutive year.”

On PSEG’s inclusion, Chairman, President and CEO Ralph Izzo said, “Women occupy key leadership roles throughout PSEG, and I’m proud to say we’re committed to continuing to recruit, hire, promote and retain the women who are critical to maintaining this company’s best-in-class performance. Diversity, equity and inclusion are key to who we are, and are among our company’s Core Commitments. Increasing opportunities for women to join PSEG and to thrive here, and to increase representation in the workforce, are fundamental goals of our DEI objectives.”

Overall, 418 companies headquartered across 45 countries and regions were included in the list.

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story indicated that eight New Jersey companies, including Newark-based Prudential Financial Inc., were included in Bloomberg’s 2022 Gender-Equality Index. That was incorrect: Prudential PLC, based in London, is included in the index; Prudential Financial is not, dropping New Jersey’s representation on the list to seven. The article was updated at 9:36 pm EST on Jan. 31, 2022.

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