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.
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.
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.
Fortune Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance: To determine the 2021 Fortune’s Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance list, Great Place to Work® analyzed anonymous survey feedback representing more than 840,000 employees working in the financial services and insurance industry in the U.S. Respondents answered more than 60 survey questions describing the extent to which their organization creates a Great Place to Work For All™. Employees’ experiences of trust and reaching their full potential as part of their organization, no matter who they are or what they do, represents 85% of the evaluation. Great Place to Work analyzes these experiences relative to each organization’s size, workforce make up, and their industry peers. The remaining 15% of the rank is based on an assessment of all employees’ daily experiences of innovation, the company’s values, and the effectiveness of their leaders, to ensure they’re consistently experienced. To be considered, companies had to meet the Great Place to Work-Certified standard.
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.
Disability Equality Index: The Disability Equality Index® (DEI) is a national, transparent benchmarking tool that offers businesses an opportunity to self-report their disability inclusion policies and practices. It was developed by two national leaders, American Association of People with Disabilities and Disability:IN, in consultation with the appointed DEI Advisory Committee, a diverse group of experts in business, policy, and disability advocacy. DEI measured culture and leadership; enterprise-wide accessibility; employment practices (benefits, recruitment, employment, education, retention and advancement, and accommodations); community engagement; and supplier diversity.
Paradigm for Parity® coalition is composed of CEOs, senior executives, founders, board members and business academics who are committed to achieving a new norm in corporate leadership: one in which women and men have equal power, status, and opportunity. The coalition created the Paradigm for Parity® 5-Point Action Plan for corporations to accelerate the pace of gender equity in senior executive roles. This unique agenda defines bold and specific actions that, taken together and simultaneously implemented as a package, will catalyze change and enable today’s business executives to secure the best leaders of tomorrow.