Fair360 Top 50 Competition FAQs

To understand the language of the Top 50 survey, view our Top 50 Glossary of Terms

The Fair360 Top 50, formerly DiversityInc survey, has been the leading assessment of workplace fairness in corporate America for over 20 years. Hundreds of companies participate in the free annual survey. Companies that do business with Fair360 do not receive preferential treatment.    

The list is derived exclusively from corporate assessment submissions. To be considered for a spot in the Fair360 Top 50, a company must score above average in all six areas. Companies are evaluated within the context of their own industries. 

Participants receive a free report card with comparative data and analytics across six categories: Human Capital Metrics, Leadership Accountability, Talent Programs, Workplace Practices, Supplier Fairness and Philanthropy.  

You don’t have to compete in the Top 50 competition to receive a report card.  

Click here to see a sample of the free report card | Click here to request an invitation to participate.

  • Have at least 750 U.S. employees
  • Submit a notarized form signed by either the CEO, the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) or a corporate officer (other than the Chief Equity Officer or person responsible for workplace fairness) affirming that all data submitted is accurate. All data considered for Fair360’s Top 50 rankings are U.S.-based.
  • Complete NOD’s Disability Employment Tracker
  • At least one employee from each company named to the Fair360 Top 50 must attend the Top 50 dinner in order to complete the application process and maintain a spot on the list.

If you meet the above criteria and have provided your information to us, you will receive a link to participate in the Top 50 assessment.  Additional instructions and information will be shared in that email.

Scoring utilizes a proprietary weighted algorithm based on company performance in six areas of workplace fairness: Human Capital Metrics, Leadership Accountability, Talent Programs, Workplace Practices, Supplier Fairness and Philanthropy.  

Categories are weighted in descending order, with human capital metrics weighing the most heavily on scoring and philanthropy weighing the least heavily. Outcomes are also weighed heavier than best practices. 

No. Every company that completes the assessment will receive a free report card assessing overall performance versus all participants and performance in the six key areas measured. Companies that want more in-depth benchmark comparisons should contact Top50@fair360.com. 

Most companies use the previous calendar year. For example, the 2024 assessment would use January 1, 2023 – December 31, 2023. However, you may use your company’s fiscal year as your reporting period so long as the timeframe for reporting is consistent year to year. We recommend using the calendar year to give you the most accurate comparative data. 

No. We do require companies to have their CEO or another company officer (not including the Chief Equity Officer) sign a letter confirming that, to the best of their knowledge, the data submitted is correct. The letter must be notarized. 

Yes. You can log into the Momentive web-based platform to access a PDF of prior submissions.  

Yes. You can add multiple collaborators through the Momentive web-based platform.   

Yes. The platform allows you to set the level of access so that some users have editor access and others viewing only. 

No. Our assessment software is a web-based survey. 

Yes. However, you can only change your responses before hitting “submit.” Once the survey responses have been submitted through Momentive they can no longer be altered. 

No. The survey will notify you of the questions that require a response.  

No. You may only enter data about your programs and employee representation in the United States (including U.S. territories).

Yes. You can access a series of webinars that provide guidance on completing the survey HERE

We do not divulge specific demographic data of any company, and we guarantee its confidentiality. If a company makes the Fair360 Top 50 list or one of our Specialty Lists, we only discuss the shared best practices it utilizes that helped it make the list.We never release a company’s human capital metrics, supplier diversity or philanthropy spend data. There is no negativity associated with participation. If a company does not make the list or one of our other lists, its name is never revealed.

To compete and be recognized at our event in May, all entries must be submitted on Friday, March 1, 2024.

The results of the 2024 survey will be announced in May 2024 at Cipriani’s Wall Street in Manhattan.