BUSINESS VSP Vision Earns Recognition on Seramount’s 2023 Inclusion Index By Staff Tuesday, November 21, 2023 12:15 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—For the second-consecutive year, VSP Vision has been included on Seramount’s annual Inclusion Index, which recognizes companies that are leading the way in fostering diverse and inclusive work environments. “The Inclusion Index is another great barometer that not only underscores VSP Vision’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, but also helps guide our continued journey to a more inclusive workplace,” said VSP vision chief diversity officer Marvin Davenport. “We are proud that our collective commitment to DE&I elevated VSP Vision to a short list of companies that achieved a score of 70 percent or higher.”With a goal of helping organizations throughout the U.S. recognize their DE&I successes and areas of opportunity, Seramount ranked applicants in three areas, including best practices in recruitment, retention and advancement of people from under-represented groups; creating an inclusive culture; and improvement in demographic diversity for women and racial/ethnic minorities.VSP’s inclusion on this exclusive list further demonstrates how the organization is leading the country in programming and initiatives that promote the value of diversity in the workplace, most notably in the eyecare industry.VSP boasts a robust Business Resource Group (BRG’s) program that offers professional development curriculums to BRG leaders. Similarly, leadership development and mentorship programs are available to all employees seeking to enhance their distinct skills and capabilities.In addition to developing the DE&I space internally, VSP continues to work toward enhancing DE&I initiatives with business partners and the many communities it serves, such as diverse contributions in philanthropic giving and adherence to its Supplier Diversity program.This is the latest recognition from Seramount this year as VSP earned accolades as a Top Company for Executive Women and a Top Company for Multicultural Women in September and June, respectively. VSP has been the recipient of additional honors recognizing the company’s DE&I initiatives in 2023, including: being lauded by the National Organization on Disability (NOD) for its commitment to employing and advancing professional opportunities for individuals with disabilities; earning the “Vets Indexes 4 Star Employer” designation, recognizing VSP’s ongoing efforts to recruit, hire, retain and develop veterans and the military-connected community; and having VSP’s first diversity officer, Davenport be honored by DiversityFIRST as a Top 100 Diversity Officer in March. Davenport was the only honoree selected from the eyecare industry.To learn more about VSP Vision’s DE&I efforts, visit vspvision.com/diversity.