Hunter-based health fund, nib, has earned a top 100 spot in the Thomson Reuters D&I Index which ranks the most diverse and inclusive companies world-wide.
nib was ranked at 88 globally and came in fourth in Australia for its work in creating a diverse and inclusive workplace.
nib Managing Director, Mark Fitzgibbon, said that the accolade was recognition of nib's sustainability efforts to imbed diversity and inclusion across the organisation.
"We believe that it's vitally important that we embrace diversity within our workforce, not only through the traditional lens of gender, age or culture, but also through the encouragement and support of diversity of thought, experience and ability," Mr Fitzgibbon said.
"By creating an inclusive work environment that celebrates diversity we can also increase employee engagement which leads to better performance and employee satisfaction," he added.
The Thomson Reuters D&I index, measures the relative performance of more than 7,000 companies across the world against four key categories – Diversity, Inclusion, People Development and News Controversy.
nib's first appearance in the index saw the health insurer place fourth in Australia behind leading companies such as Woolworths, Orica and CSL Limited. nib's strong female employee representation and policy for driving diversity and equal opportunity helping to achieve an overall score of 68.25 out of 100.
nib also recently became one of just 14 organisations added to the Australian Institute of Company Directors' list of firms where at least 30 per cent of directors are women. Currently 67% of nib's Non-Executive Directors are female.