US companies can choose to publish their diversity data and disclose the demographic makeup of their companies, including percentage of employees of a particular gender, race and age group. Open Diversity Data collates this informationand presents it on their online platform for the public to easily access and scrutinize. The website also explicitly states which companies do not publish their diversity data, and calls on them to do so.
All US companies are required to file EEO-1 Surveys through the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission which collects employment data on race/ethnicity, gender and job category. Some companies choose to release this information to the public, and website Open Diversity Data both collects and showcases all companies that release their EEO-1 information and those that do not. Apple, Cisco, Dell and Google (among others) all release the data contained in their EEO-1 filings on their websites, ensuring that the diversity in their workforce is interrogated, promoted and maintained.
By sharing to the public data used for regulatory compliance, companies allow for people to more broadly scrutinize discrimination within their institutions, thereby encouraging greater diversity in their workplaces and beyond.