By NUR HAZIQAH A MALEK
DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd was placed among one of the top 50 in the Thomson Reuters Global Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Index 2018.
According to the index, 15 Asian companies managed to climb its way to the top 100 global listing and DiGi, at 46th place, was the only Malaysian company to make it to the top 50.
DiGi chief human resource officer Haroon Bhatti said this recognition encourages the company to build an open and dynamic work culture.
“Adopting D&I strategy increases employees’ engagement, drives innovation and growth for the company,” he said.
The telecommunications firm saw its share price rise to RM4.80 at market close from its previous closing price of RM4.78.
Two other local companies that also made the list were Nestlé (M) Bhd ranking at 88th place, and CIMB Group Holdings Bhd at 95th place.
The index ratings which are gathered through Thomson Reuters’ environmental, social and governance data, launched in 2016, measures the companies’ relative performance against factors that define diverse workplaces.
Thus far, about 7,000 public-listed companies have been ranked by the system