TD Bank, Johnson & Johnson, Bristol Myers Squibb and Merck & Co. all made the Top 100 of Forbes’ list of America’s Best Employers for Diversity in 2023, released Tuesday.
TD Bank stood out for the second consecutive year, jumping from No. 9 in 2022 to No. 2 this year. DEI is “embedded in our culture,” John Patton, TD Bank’s head of U.S. diversity & inclusion said.
Johnson & Johnson, based in New Brunswick, came in at No. 32; Bristol Myers Squibb, based in Princeton, was No. 69; and Merck & Co., based in Rahway, was No. 71.
Forbes ranked 500 companies for the sixth annual version of the list.
New Jersey had 22 on the overall list, but only 10 in the Top 250, including No. 122 Princeton University; No. 133 Novartis; No. 160 Anywhere Real Estate; No. 204 Unilever; No. 207 Deloitte; and No. 242 Educational Testing Service.
Cushman & Wakefield, which has a large presence in New Jersey but is headquartered in Delaware, was No. 198, and a number of other companies that also have a strong presence in New Jersey were ranked. For instance, Bank of America is ranked No. 94 and based in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to survey 45,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 1,000 employees and pinpoint the companies they identified as being most dedicated to diversity, equity & inclusion.
The final list ranks the 500 employers that not only received the most recommendations, but also boast the most diverse boards and executive ranks, as well as the most proactive diversity & inclusion initiatives.
Below are all the companies that are either headquartered in New Jersey or make their North American headquarters in New Jersey (such as Novartis, Automatic Data Processing and Fiserv):
No. 2 TD Bank
No. 32 Johnson & Johnson
No. 69 Bristol Myers Squibb
No. 71 Merck & Co.
No. 122 Princeton University
No. 133 Novartis
No. 160 Anywhere Real Estate
No. 201 Robert Half
No. 204 Unilever
No. 207 Deloitte
No. 242 Educational Testing Service
No. 311 Prudential Financial
No. 327 Conduent
No. 362 Fiserv
No. 369 Automatic Data Processing
No. 394 Public Service Enterprise Group
No. 406 Rutgers University
No. 418 Becton Dickinson
No. 462 Wakefern
No. 464 Sanofi
No. 484 Turner Construction
No. 492 NFI Industries