For the first time, Amyris is included in the 2022 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) as one of 418 companies spanning 45 countries and regions.
Amyris’ inclusion in the GEI marks an important milestone in Amyris’ environmental, social, and governance (ESG) journey to building a healthier future for both people and the planet.
“It’s an honor to be recognized in the 2022 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index among other leaders dedicated to ensuring equitable practices for pay parity, job opportunities, and career development,” said Beth Bannerman, Chief Engagement and Sustainability Officer at Amyris. “In addition to our commitment to ensuring an inclusive workplace environment for our employees, providing transparency into our practices is essential to recruiting and retaining talent. Advancing gender equality is a critical step to furthering our sustainability goals at Amyris, as well as on a global scale.”
The GEI is a modified market capitalization-weighted index that tracks the performance of public companies committed to transparency in gender-data reporting. This reference index measures gender equality across five pillars: female leadership and talent pipeline, equal pay and gender pay parity, inclusive culture, anti-sexual harassment policies, and pro-women brand.
This year’s GEI expands globally with member companies representing a range of sectors, including financials, technology, and utilities, which collectively have the highest company representation in the index.
“We are proud to recognize Amyris and the other 417 companies included in the 2022 GEI for their commitment to transparency and setting a new standard in gender-related data reporting,” said Peter T. Grauer, Chairman of Bloomberg and Founding Chairman of the U.S. 30% Club. “Even though the threshold for inclusion in the GEI has risen, the member list continues to grow. This is a testament that more companies are working to improve upon their gender-related metrics, fostering more opportunity for diverse talent to succeed in their organizations.”
Prior to GEI inclusion, Amyris submitted a social survey developed by Bloomberg, in collaboration with subject matter experts globally. Those included on this year’s index scored at or above a global threshold established by Bloomberg to reflect disclosure and the achievement or adoption of best-in-class statistics and policies.
Both the survey and the GEI are voluntary and have no associated costs. Bloomberg collected this data for reference purposes only. The index is not ranked. While all public companies are encouraged to disclose supplemental gender data for their company’s investment profile on the Bloomberg Terminal®, those that have a market capitalization of USD 1 billion are eligible for inclusion in the Index. For more information on the GEI and how to submit information for next year’s index visit: https://www.bloomberg.com/gei.