The Diversity Index of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts is an independent instrument to assess the diversity among the workforces of large Swiss companies. The Diversity Index - itself the result of a research cooperation between the science community, the Swiss Federation and renowned business partners - was launched in 2013.
Swiss companies can assess their diversity situation and benchmark themselves against other companies via online survey. The main goal of the Diversity Index is to measure the heterogeneity of a workforce and to numerically represent the data gathered in a generally more qualitative context. Our approach to diversity is holistic in nature. The diversity dimensions “old age”, “gender”, “nationality”, “religion” and “health and impairment”, as well as the entrenchment of the topic in the organisational structure of the company are all considered in the Diversity Index. Each of these individual dimensions can thus be measured and interpreted, as can overall heterogeneity of large Swiss enterprises.
Data for the Diversity Index is gathered every other year. The 2018 survey is closed, the results are currently being evaluated. Every company will receive an evaluation of their results after participating. Since 2017, the results of the Diversity Index are compiled in a study and the top ranking measures are presented at the Diversity Update event. Find the five top ranking companies of the third Diversity Index (2016) here.
The next Diversity Update is planned for June 2019.