Linde has once again been recognised for its leadership in diversity and inclusion, having been listed on the Forbes Best Employers for Diversity list for the second consecutive year.

Published annually, the list identifies the top 500 US companies for diversity and inclusion, based on interviews with 50,000 employees who rate organisations on criteria such as age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation equality and overall diversity.

The list includes companies that not only received the highest scores from employees, but also boast the most diverse boards and executive ranks and have the most proactive diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Today (25th May), as well as confirming it’s listing with Forbes, Linde said it has also also been named a DiversityInc Noteworthy Company for the sixth consecutive year.

Also awarded annually, the DiversityInc survey benchmarks employers’ diversity and inclusion programmes, practices, policies and outcomes. Each year DiversityInc assesses over 1,000 organisations based on six key areas of diversity metrics, leadership accountability, talent programs, workplace practices, supplier diversity and philanthropy.

Welcoming the recognitions, Vanessa Abrahams-John, Chief Diversity Officer at Linde, said, “We are honoured to be recognised by two highly respected organizations for our commitment to creating equal opportunities for all talent.”

“The past year has been particularly challenging for women and historically marginalised groups in the workplace and we are increasing our efforts to create an even more inclusive, equitable and safe environment where everyone contributes their best work.”