Corporate inclusion index
2021 HACR Corporate Inclusion Index Is Now Available
WHAT IS the HACR
Corporate Inclusion Index (CII)?
The Corporate Inclusion Index (CII) is HACR’s corporate accountability survey that assesses companies on their inclusiveness of Hispanics. Since 2009, HACR has been collecting data on the status of Hispanics in Corporate America with a primary focus on HACR’s four pillars: Employment, Procurement, Philanthropy, and Governance. This survey provides an opportunity for companies to evaluate their diversity and inclusion practices and outcomes for Hispanics. Can your company identify opportunities to leverage the growing U.S. Hispanic population?
The HACR CII was conceptualized in 2009, with one simple question in mind, “What makes a company “good” for Hispanics”? Since then the HACR Research Institute has held in person meetings, conference calls, and webinars to truly understand not only research objectives, but the needs of participants as well.
Data for the HACR Corporate Inclusion Index (CII) is drawn from a survey designed and administered by the HACR Research Institute (HRI). Invitations to participate in the HACR CII survey are sent to Fortune 100 companies, HACR Corporate Members, past HACR CII participants, and those expressing an interest in participating.
Participants are responsible for answering qualitative and quantitative questions covering Hispanic inclusion in HACR’s four pillars: Employment, Procurement, Philanthropy, and Governance.
HACR staff provides participating companies with additional assistance and advice throughout the process. We review submitted documentation for appropriate language and consistency with survey answers. Corporations are also invited to provide HACR staff with any additional information, corrections to data, and/or updates prior to finalizing their ratings.
what do we measure?
Given the importance of securing “good” jobs to the overall health and wellbeing of individuals and families in the United States it is crucial for HACR to ensure that Hispanics are well represented in those “good” jobs. Hispanics should not simply be left to occupy marginal jobs because of the convergence of a multitude of factors including the precarious nature of immigration in the United States or perceptions about race, ethnicity, and gender.
How are companies rated?
Until 2017, The HACR CII criteria had remained constant since its inception since 2009. The new HACR CII ratings are designed around two focus areas – a practice assessment and an outcomes assessment for each of the four pillars.
- The practice assessment consists of twenty-five elements which examine what type of support or infrastructure a company has in place for Hispanic diversity and inclusion. These questions are comprised of a series of yes or no and multiple choice questions.
- The outcomes assessment, which consists of five elements, examines key indicators or measures by which companies evaluate progress on Hispanic diversity and inclusion. These questions are typically quantitative in nature.
Each pillar is rated separately on a five star rating system. Each pillar is rated separately. The five stars are based on a composite assessment of processes and outcomes.
- Process assessment – A maximum of four (4) stars is possible. Stars are awarded based on a percentage achieved out of 25 total items per pillar.
- Outcomes assessment – There is one (1) star possible for the outcomes assessment. This star is awarded based on a company meeting the minimum threshold for at least three (3) out of five (5) quantitative elements per pillar.
will this assessment
help my company?
Yes! We collaborate with our survey participants to evaluate and discuss performance in various areas of business practice, and leverage data to make informed decisions on policies that help companies improve performance in these areas.
Corporate America and the United States more generally, is in a unique position right now – it must learn how to work with the Hispanic community to further business interests or risk losing opportunities with one of the fastest growing populations in the United States. Companies need to recognize this opportunity and truly leverage it to their advantage to help them on their diversity journey.
Corporate Inclusion Index
Did your company get 5 stars in one or all of our pillars? Then we want to recognize your company for reaching that goal. Visit HACR’s Corporate Inclusion Index Awards Dinner to learn more.
partner with us
Committing to the HACR CII is a major first step in the right direction for many companies. The HACR CII is a true partnership, in working together to improve Hispanic inclusion we not only work to achieve our goals, but we also help companies to achieve theirs.
It also helps us identify areas of opportunity for our participants. Our goal with the HACR CII is to shift the focus from compliance and reporting to sustainable cultural change informed by good data, that evolves as needed. Through open lines of communication, transparency, and discussion of mutual goals, goals that move beyond simply counting people and (dollars) to making people and (dollars) count, we will positively impact Hispanic inclusion in Corporate America.
about the hacr
The HACR Research Institute (HRI) is the research arm of HACR and is devoted to objective research, and analysis of issues facing Hispanics in Corporate America. The goal of the HRI is to assess current Hispanic trends and stimulate discussion on inclusion. Through the HRI, HACR publishes the annual Corporate Inclusion Index, which includes a picture of the state of Hispanics in Corporate America in Employment, Procurement, Philanthropy, and Governance. The research institute also publishes the Corporate Governance Study, and other independent studies conducted internally and through partnerships with leading advocacy organizations.
Contact the HRI Team at firstname.lastname@example.org