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NDC Index

What we do

We Breathe Equality

We are both a resource and an advocate for diversity and inclusion. The NDC Index is a measurement of organizational commitment to diversity and inclusion among comapnies in the U.S.The NDC Index is a measurement of organizational commitment to diversity and inclusion among companies in the U.S. The index rates companies on CEO engagement as well as corporate initiatives, policies, and programs in support of inclusion.


There are no fees are associated with participation in the NDC Index. To participate in the NDC Index all companies must first register. Returning participants must also re-register every year in order to have their unique survey link re-activated. Returning participants are able to make changes to a previous submissions and submit their responses for the current NDC Index.

  • Any U.S. company, publicly or privately held, with a minimum of 500 employees
  • Any Fortune 1000 and multinational companies with subsidiaries in the U.S.

Scoring and Publication

Each company that participates in the NDC Index will be rated on an overall scale of 0 to 100 and be given scores on each of the five key areas scored. All participating companies receive a free scorecard and report, which details their performance breakdown in relation to all participating companies. Only submitted survey responses are scored. Incomplete survey responses are not scored or recorded.

Participating Companies

The National Diversity Council acknowledges companies for benchmarking their diversity and inclusion strategy by participating in the 2020 NDC Index and 2019 NDC Index pilot. We commend them for their commitment to fostering inclusive workplaces, nurturing diverse leadership, and moving the needle to achieve organizational change. 

Why NDC Index? 

In line with the mission and vision of the National Diversity Council, the NDC Index aims to drive the value of diversity and inclusion within companies at the regional, state, and national level. Ultimately, our goal is to advocate for diversity as a business imperative for companies across the United States and to help them increase opportunities for innovation and long-term sustainable growth.

To this end, the NDC Index project began with a desire to help NDC partner companies benchmark their Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) organizational goals. As the Index developed, however, we realized that such a powerful and informative analytical tool could have a wider audience and a broader impact. Hence, we designed this survey to help professionals develop and strengthen their own organizational strategies based upon current industry norms and market relevancy.

We invite you to take the next step for your organization by registering for the NDC Index today.

Dennis Kennedy
Founder and Chairmen
National Diversity Council

Angeles Valenciano
Chief Executive Officer
National Diversity Council


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