Third-party awards and/or rankings about entities within the Voya family of companies are given based upon various criteria and methodologies. Awards and/or rankings are not representative of actual client experiences or outcomes, and are not indicative of any future performance. For certain awards/rankings, Voya pays a fee to be considered. For material facts regarding an award, including but not limited to whether a fee was paid to be eligible for the award, please see below.
Pension & Investments Best Places to Work in Money Management: Firms that participated were required to complete a two-step survey conducted by Best Places to Work Group. First, an employee questionnaire was completed by the firm's HR department that captured information around benefits, retirement, training and development and incentive structure, among other topics. Second, employees completed a survey that looked at several elements of being an employee at Voya—including engagement and satisfaction, work environment, career development and remuneration in addition to two open-ended questions about working at Voya.
Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies: Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies list is the definitive report card on corporate reputation, and is developed by Fortune and Korn Ferry Hay Group. The study surveys top executives and directors from eligible companies, along with financial analysts, to rate enterprises in their own industry on nine criteria, from investment value and quality of management and products to social responsibility and ability to attract talent. A company’s score must rank in the top half of its industry survey to be listed.
Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies: To determine the rankings, Calvert Research and Management, an arm of Eaton Vance, assesses the 1,000 largest publicly held companies, with headquarters in the U.S., by market value. Calvert calculates the rankings by measuring sustainability performance based on 300 indicators across five categories: shareholders, employees, customers, planet and community.
Ethisphere World’s Most Ethical Companies: The World's Most Ethical Company assessment is based upon the Ethisphere Institute’s Ethics Quotient® framework which offers a quantitative way to assess a company’s performance in an objective, consistent and standardized way. The information collected provides a comprehensive sampling of definitive criteria of core competencies, rather than all aspects of corporate governance, risk, sustainability, compliance and ethics. Scores are generated in five key categories: ethics and compliance program (35%), corporate citizenship and responsibility (20%), culture of ethics (20%), governance (15%) and leadership, innovation and reputation (10%) and provided to all companies who participate in the process. While Voya’s Chief Communications Officer sits on the Strategic Advisory Board for the Ethisphere Institute, he plays no role in the selection process for the World’s Most Ethical Company award, but this fact has been disclosed to the extent it may be perceived as a possible conflict of interest. There is a processing fee of $3,000 USD to participate. There is also a licensing fee for use of the logo.
Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index: To qualify for the index, Voya disclosed details of its policies and practices with respect to how the company promotes gender equality across four separate areas – company statistics, policies, community engagement and products and services. Voya and other companies included in the Gender-Equality Index scored above a globally-established threshold, based on the extent of disclosures and the achievement of best-in-class statistics and policies.
Human Rights Campaign Best Places to Work: The Corporate Equality Index (CEI), administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, evaluates LGBTQ-related policies and practices, including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBTQ community. Voya’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria earns it a “100 percent” ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.
Great Place to Work: Voya Financial earned this recertification based on ratings provided by its employees in a survey administered by the Great Place to Work® Institute. Companies do pay a fee to the Great Place to Work Institute to conduct certification surveys.
Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index: Launched in 1999, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) is the first global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies based on an analysis of financially material environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors and S&P DJSI’s robust index methodology.
Diversity Best Practices Inclusion Index participants are scored in three areas: best practices in recruitment, retention and advancement of people from under-represented groups—women, racial/ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people; creating an inclusive culture through leadership, accountability, communications and employee engagement; and transparency in willingness to share Workforce Demographic Data.