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Make Diversity Happen

Creating changes we can all be proud of takes intentional efforts from employees at all levels around the globe.

We are committed to working toward the changes we want to see in our communities. Whether it is our re-focused DEI strategy, our corporate outreach through programs such as DAP, or efforts to educate our global workforce about critical issues such as unconscious biases and microaggressions, we will continue to support efforts to create a more inclusive work environment.

Latest DEI News

Nov 2022
  • IRI launches its second cohort for the 2022-23 UIC-IRI Diverse Marketing Scholars Program.
  • Inaugural 2021 DAP participants achieved significant growth and strengthened partnerships with key retailers.
May 2022
  • IRI graduates its first 10 students from the UIC-IRI Diverse Marketing Scholars Program.
Jan 2022
  • Human Rights Campaign names IRI a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality for 2022.
  • IRI establishes its Global DEI Operating Council, a team of senior organizational leaders tasked with supporting DEI initiatives and holding IRI leaders accountable for DEI goal achievement.
Sept 2021
  • IRI receives the first Impact award from Progressive Grocer for Diversity and Inclusion for the IRI DAP program.
June 2021
  • IRI hires its first global DEI head, Cecilia Ogude.
May 2021
  • IRI launches the Diversity Advantage Program™ (DAP) to support the growth of minority- and women-owned CPG companies.

Awards and Recognition

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LGBTQ+ Equality

IRI is regularly recognized as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. In addition to this prestigious designation, we have regularly earned a 100% perfect score in HRC’s Corporate Equality Index, which is the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to the LGBTQ community. Demonstrating a commitment to LGBTQ equality was necessary for inclusion in the corporate equality index.

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Progressive Grocer Impact Award

IRI is the proud recipient of the first-of-its-kind Progressive Grocer Impact Award for Diversity and Inclusion for our Diversity Advantage Program (DAP). The publication described DAP as “a great way to level the retail playing field” and a way for IRI to leverage its unique position as a big data and analytics innovator to “make a difference in combating social injustice and generating economic opportunities for disadvantaged communities.”

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Human Rights Commission

IRI is regularly recognized as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. In addition to this prestigious designation, we earned a 100% perfect score in HRC's 2021 Corporate Equality Index, which is the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to the LGBTQ community. Demonstrating a commitment to LGBTQ equality was necessary for inclusion in the corporate equality index.

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Great Place to Work

We are also proud to be certified by Great Place to Work with 81% of our employees considering IRI a great place to work compared to 59% of employees who say this at a typical U.S.-based company. This is a testament to all of our employees who strive every day to make IRI a better and more inclusive place to work. You can find other notable statistics from our employee survey on IRI's profile on the Great Place to Work website.

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