June 7, 2021

Recognized again for leadership in diversity and inclusion

DiversityInc names Kaiser Permanente to its Top 50 Hall of Fame for the fourth year in a row.

The DiversityInc Top 50 Hall of Fame recognizes organizations with top-ranked diversity and inclusion practices.

DiversityInc recently named Kaiser Permanente to its 2021 Top 50 Hall of Fame in recognition of its diversity and inclusion practices in hiring, retaining, and promoting women, minorities, veterans, people with disabilities, and people in the LGBTQ community.

This is the 15th consecutive year DiversityInc has honored Kaiser Permanente, and it’s our fourth consecutive year in the hall of fame. Previously top-ranked companies graduate to the hall of fame and then re-earn their status annually.

At the annual DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity event, held virtually for the second time, Kaiser Permanente chair and chief executive officer Greg A. Adams spoke about our 75-year history of diversity and inclusion while acknowledging the tremendous amount of learning that has happened in the past year.

Watch the entire DiversityInc 2021 Top 50 CEO roundtable.

Inclusion and belonging in the workplace

We are working to build a highly inclusive and engaged, and psychologically safe workplace where everyone has an equal opportunity to reach their full potential and use their diverse perspectives and strengths to support our mission.

Efforts supporting this work include:

  • Facilitating listening sessions among our business resource groups and employee groups to address internal biases.
  • Committing to developing and implementing programs with racial, ethnic, and gender equity in mind.
  • Launching Belong@KP, a multiyear program to combat bias, racism, and social injustice, and to promote an environment where everyone feels they are valued and treated fairly, and that they belong.

Serving communities, delivering on our mission

Our organization exists to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. Tackling social justice and racism is an important way we improve the health of our members and communities.

“When you look at Kaiser Permanente and our history and mission statement, it’s always about the health of the individual, the member, and the community,” said Adams during the DiversityInc virtual event. “We understand that the health of the community impacts our health, and every person deserves the opportunity to live to their fullest potential, regardless of race, of where they live, or what they do.”

Learn more about equity, inclusion, and diversity at Kaiser Permanente and our work to improve the root causes for health in communities, such as economic opportunity, affordable housing, health and wellness in schools, and a healthy environment.

A growing list of accolades

Kaiser Permanente’s recognition from DiversityInc is the latest of many accolades recognizing our ongoing commitment to and leadership in equity, inclusion, and diversity, including: