• Employees

Operational Impact

Investment Lens

  • Minority and Disabled

Permanent Employees: Minorities/Previously Excluded (OI3236)

Number of people employed by the organization who belong to minority or previously excluded groups as of the end of the reporting period. This is the sum of all paid full-time and part-time minority or previously excluded employees.
Reporting format
Unit Referenced within Metric Definition
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Metric level
IRIS metric citation
IRIS, 2016. Permanent Employees: Minorities/Previously Excluded (OI3236). v4.0.


Organizations should footnote their categorization of minority/previously excluded groups. See usage guidance for further information.

Usage Guidance

  • This metric is intended to capture the number of unique individuals who belong to minority or previously excluded groups and are employed by the organization in full- or part-time roles at the point in time defined by the reporting end date. This metric excludes Temporary Employees (OI9028).
  • The categorization of minority/previously excluded groups vary by the locations and situations in which they live. Because there is no internationally agreed-upon definition as to which groups constitute minorities, in situations where well-established local policies exist (e.g., South Africa: Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) definition of previously excluded, India: based on backward caste), organizations should refer to local guidelines to identify minority or previously excluded groups. Otherwise, organizations should provide additional detail as to their tailored methodology for defining these groups.