Eight New Jersey companies made it into 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; TD Bank at Cherry Hill; and Prudential Financial Inc. each created the list that tracks the performance of public companies committed to transparency in reporting gender data.
The GEI measures gender equality through five pillars: female leadership and talent pipeline, equal pay and gender pay parity, inclusive culture, anti-sexual harassment policies, and a women-friendly brand.
“Building a winning team and culture is a key element of our strategic plan focused 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.”
Commenting on PSEG’s incorporation, Chairman, President and CEO Ralph Izzo said, “Women hold important leadership roles at PSEG and I am proud to say that we are committed to continuing to recruit, hire, develop and retain the women that are critical to the continued existence of the company the best-in-class performance of that company. Diversity, equality and inclusion are key to who we are and are core commitments of our company. Increasing opportunities for women to join and thrive in PSEG and increasing workforce representation are fundamental to our DEI goals.”
A total of 418 companies headquartered in 45 countries and regions were included in the list.