Forbes for the second year in a row named Brunswick Corp. one of the Best Employers for Diversity.
Forbes partnered with market research firm Statista to survey 60,000 workers from businesses with at least 1,000 employees in the United States. Respondents rated their businesses on general diversity, as well as age, disability, ethnicity, gender equality and LGBTQ+.
Brunswick ranked among the top 20 percent of the 500 companies on the list, ranking 80th overall and sixth in Illinois, where the company is based.
“We are honored to again be recognized by Forbes as one of the Best Employers for Diversity, especially as this award reflects the input of our colleagues throughout the enterprise,” Brenna Preisser, Brunswick president of business acceleration and chief people and strategy officer, said in a statement.
During the past year, Brunswick continued to promote a diverse workplace, including the establishment of a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team to guide initiatives and generate engagement.
In addition, Brunswick has supported a host of initiatives designed to support diversity.
“We believe the diversity of our team, and the different experiences and perspectives they bring, inspires the greatest innovation and are necessary to shape the future of our company and of recreational boating,” Preisser said.
It is the second honor that Brunswick has earned in as many months from Forbes. In February, the company was recognized as the No. 1 manufacturer in its annual ranking of America’s Best Large Employers.