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Eligible businesses must employ at least 250 people and be based in one of 16 European countries © Getty Images

The Financial Times will publish its fourth annual list of Europe’s Diversity Leaders in November and we are once again inviting FT readers to provide insights for this ranking of inclusive businesses.

The research will show the extent to which listed and privately held companies in 16 European countries have achieved a diverse and inclusive workforce. This will be based on the perceptions of their employees and peers who take part in this survey.

In 2021, the ranking was topped by Hermès, the French luxury group, which won praise for diversity in ethnicity. Executives from the group credited its success in the ranking to policies that create a stronger sense of belonging. It was followed in second place by fellow luxury goods group Giorgio Armani and in third place was Infineon, the German chipmaker.

As with last year’s list of Diversity Leaders, eligible businesses must employ at least 250 people and be based in one of the following countries: Austria; Belgium; Denmark; Finland; France; Germany; Ireland; Italy; Luxembourg; the Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland and the UK.

The survey will assess companies’ success in promoting five aspects of diversity: gender balance, sexual orientation, age, ethnicity and disability. The report will be published as part of a special report in the Financial Times newspaper and on FT.com on November 18.

Readers, employees, HR experts and recruiters can complete this online questionnaire, which should take no more than eight minutes. The data will be collated and checked by Statista, our research partner.

The deadline to complete the survey is June 12. All responses will be anonymised for publication.

In addition to the answers gathered through this survey, Statista will be scouring publicly available data and conducting extensive research to further investigate companies’ commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Please email any further questions you may have to diversity@statista.com. Readers can follow #diversityleaders on Twitter.

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