NDC Index

When companies know industry norms, they can develop effective diversity and inclusion strategies.



The NDC Index is a measurement of organizational commitment to diversity and inclusion among companies in the United States.


The index rates companies on CEO engagement as well as corporate initiatives,policies, and programs in support of inclusion.


Any U.S. company with a minimum of 500 employees or any multinational Fortune 1000 company with subsidiaries in the U.S.


The NDC Index recognizes companies with a 100 score as a Best Company in the U.S.for diversity and inclusion.

Insight into D&I Key Areas

The NDC Index assesses 6 major areas of diversity and inclusion:

  • Workforce Profile
  • CEO Engagement
  • Policies and Initiatives
  • Supplier Diversity
  • Community Outreach
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

Participation Criteria

To participate in the NDC Index, you must first register. You should expect to receive a web-based questionnaire to fill out. The NDC Index is designed for:

  • 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

There are no fees are associated with participation in the NDC Index.

NDC Index Findings

Companies that participate in the NDC Index will individually be rated on a scale of 0 to 100 per assessment area.

Each company will receive a free scorecard detailing the overall assessment results, and the performance breakdown according to the six diversity and inclusion areas of the NDC Index.

The National Diversity Council will communicate the findings to all survey participants.

Organizational Development

Each company that participates in the 2018 NDC Index will have the option to publish their results and/or to use their results privately to develop their diversity and inclusion strategy.