Shaw Included on Forbes' Best Employers for Diversity List

Dalton, GA, January 16, 2019-Forbes Magazine has named Shaw as one of The Best Employers for Diversity. 

In collaboration with analytics firm Statista, Forbes identified The Best Employers for Diversity through an independent survey of more than 50,000 U.S. employees working for companies employing at least 1,000 people within their U.S. operations. The evaluation was based on four different criteria, with the 500 companies receiving the highest total scores selected as the The Best Employers for Diversity 2019. Criteria included:

● Direct recommendations from employees regardless of age, gender equality, ethnicity, disability, LGBTQ+ and general diversity concerning their own employer.

● Indirect recommendations: participants were given the chance to evaluate other employers in their respective industries that stand out either positively or negatively with regard to diversity.

● Diversity among top executives / board: Based on extensive research an index was built based on the share of women who fill top executive or board positions.

● Diversity KPIs: An index of objective and publicly available diversity KPIs (e.g. existence of a department/position responsible for diversity, proactive communication of diverse company culture) was created.

Shaw ranked 418 of 500 and was the only flooring company included on the list. 

Related companies included in the ranking were PGG, 297; 3M, 319; and Sherwin-Williams, 422.

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