Our awards and recognition.
Fortune Magazine’s List of World’s Most Admired Companies for 2016
Fortune magazine’s list of World’s Most Admired Companies is the definitive report card on corporate reputation. For 2016, 11 companies are ranked in the Life and Health sector and New York Life ranked second overall—factoring in nine key attributes of reputation - people management; use of corporate assets; financial soundness; quality of management; quality of products/services; innovation; social responsibility; long-term investment; and global competitiveness. A total of 652 companies from 30 countries were surveyed.
Fortune Magazine’s Fortune 500 for 2015
New York Life ranks #80 on the prestigious Fortune 500 list. Each year, Fortune magazine collects revenue data from the largest companies in the United States and publishes the rankings. The published list is considered a “who’s who” of corporate America. New York Life has a stronger position on the Fortune 500 list than other powerful brands including Tyson Foods (83), American Express (88), Allstate (89), TIAA-CREF (92), Nike (106), McDonald’s (110), General Mills (171) and Kellogg (210).
With 2014 revenue of more than $38 billion, according to Fortune’s proprietary formula, New York Life once again retained its title as the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States.
Fortune Global 500 for 2015–The World’s Largest Corporations
New York Life has moved up 27 places on the prominent Fortune Global 500 list, an annual list of the world’s largest corporations by revenue. With 2014 revenue of more than $38 billion, according to Fortune’s proprietary formula, the company moved up to #297 from #324. New York Life has a stronger position on the Global 500 list than other influential brands including UBS (308), Tyson Foods (311), Swiss Re (313), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (319), Westpac Banking (330), and Standard Life (335).
Forbes America’s Most Reputable Companies for 2014
New York Life ranked 82 out of 150 companies on Forbes America’s Most Reputable Companies list for 2014. The score represents an average measure of people’s feelings–or reputation–for a company. The scores were statistically derived from four emotional indicators: trust, esteem, admiration, and good feeling. This is the third year the New York Life has been recognized. Other recognizable companies that made the list include McDonalds (98), Target (107), Viacom (137) and American Express (139).
Human Rights Campaign–Corporate Equality Index
New York Life has received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index, a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. New York Life joins the ranks of 407 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year.
DiversityInc’s “Top 50 Companies for Diversity”
New York Life has been named one of DiversityInc’s “Top 50 Companies for Diversity” for 2016, ranking 23th on this prestigious list. As a top company, New York Life was highlighted for its talent pipeline, equitable talent development, CEO and leadership commitment, and supplier diversity. The company is on the list for the fourth year in a row.
Working Mother Best Companies for Multicultural Women 2016
New York Life has been named a “Best Company for Multicultural Women” by Working Mother magazine. The magazine honors U.S. corporations that create and use best practices in hiring, retaining and promoting women of color. This is the sixth consecutive year that New York Life has been named to this prestigious list. To be considered for “Best Companies for Multicultural Women”, each company supplied Working Motherwith 2015 data about the hiring, pay and promotion of multicultural employees.
Profiles in Diversity Journal’s Diversity Leader Award
New York Life has earned Profiles in Diversity Journal’s 2016 Diversity Leader Award. The award is given to companies that are advancing the evolution of diversity and inclusion. New York Life was recognized for using the expertise of their diversity team in new ways to help them meet the challenges of today’s business environment. Organizations are assessed based on progress in categories such as employee engagement, opportunities for advancement, board composition, workplace recognition, community engagement and more. The award also celebrates outstanding diversity officers and chief diversity ambassadors whose work to leverage the power of their companies diverse workforce is instrumental to their business’ success.
Training magazine’s “Training Top 125”
New York Life was named to Training magazine’s “Training Top 125” ranking for 2016, a ranking of a company’s excellence in employer sponsored training and development programs. New York Life was recognized as a company that shows great commitment to employee development. Now in its 16th year, the Training Top 125 ranking is based on statistics including total training budget; number of training hours per employee program; goals, evaluation, measurement, and workplace surveys; hours of training per employee annually; and detailed formal programs.
LATINO Magazine’s “LATINO 100”
New York Life was named to LATINO Magazine’s 2016 “LATINO 100,” an annual listing that spotlights companies providing the most viable business opportunities for U.S. Latinos. The list is a snapshot of corporate support for the Latino community in areas like philanthropy, workforce diversity, minority business development and governance.
Affinity Magazine’s “Top Corps for LGBT Economic Empowerment”
New York Life has been named to Affinity Inc. Magazine’s “Top Corporations for LGBT Economic Empowerment” list for 2016. The company was recognized because it is among the top-scoring employers on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s recently released 2016 Corporate Equality Index and has an active LGBT employee resource group. In addition, New York Life has demonstrated a commitment to LGBT supplier inclusion in the corporate procurement process.
National Business Inclusion Consortium’s Best-of-the-Best List
New York Life was named to the National Business Inclusion Consortium’s inaugural Best-of-the-Best list of corporations in America committed to diversity and inclusion across all community sectors. Only companies achieving industry leading results across all diverse segments are eligible to receive the prestigious designation from the NBIC, a coalition of national diverse business organizations spearheaded by the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, and including the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce, National Black Justice Coalition, U.S. Business Leadership Network and WEConnect International.
Minority Business News USA Magazine’s Annual Corporate 101 List
New York Life was named to MBN USA magazine’s annual Corporate 101 list for 2015, representing the “Most Admired Companies” in supplier diversity. New York Life was recognized for its supplier development initiatives, participation with regional minority supplier development councils and reported spend with diverse suppliers. The list embodies the essence of next-level growth in supplier diversity.
100 Best Adoption–Friendly Workplaces
New York Life has been named to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s 100 Best Adoption–Friendly Workplaces List for 2015. New York Life has made this list for the ninth consecutive year. Rankings are determined by an analysis of a company’s adoption benefits available to employees who adopt, such as financial reimbursement and paid leave.
Working Mother 100 Best Companies 2015
New York Life was selected for the 2015 Working Mother ‘100 Best’ Companies based on an extensive application with more than 450 questions on workforce representation, child care, flexibility programs, leave policies and more. It surveys the availability, usage and tracking of programs, as well as the accountability of managers who oversee them. For this year’s Working Mother 100 Best, particular weight was given to representation of women, flexible scheduling options and advancement programs.
LATINAStyle Magazine’s 50 Best Companies
New York Life was named one of the “50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work For” in the United States for 2015 by LATINAStyle Magazine. New York Life was recognized based on the number of Latina executives, Latina retention, educational opportunities, mentoring programs, Latina board members, educational opportunities, alternative work policies, dependent/child care support, employee benefits, women’s issues, job retraining, affinity groups, military recruitment programs and Hispanic relations. This annual survey serves as the most respected evaluation of corporate America’s career advancement opportunities for Latinas.
Chief Learning Officer Magazine’s “LearningElite”
New York Life was Named to Chief Learning Officer Magazine’s 2015 LearningElite. The LearningElite program honors the best organizations for learning and employee development. This robust, peer-reviewed ranking and bench-marking program recognizes individual companies for their efforts in training and developing their employees managers, and leaders.
America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises
New York Life was named to the 16th annual list of America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises for 2015. As the only national award honoring corporations who are choosing to integrate policies and programs to enable growth and reduce barriers for women-owned businesses, New York Life was recognized for its commitment to increasing opportunity in markets; fueling innovation; and, empowering communities through economic growth and job creation.
DiversityBusiness.com’s “Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities”
New York Life was named one of the“Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities for 2016” by DiversityBusiness.com, the nation’s leading multicultural B2B online Website. New York Life was recognized as a company that differentiates itself in the marketplace for diversity. More than 1,500,000 businesses with diverse owners had the opportunity to participate in an online election to determine the “Top” organizations, collectively called The Div50, basing their selection on volume, consistency and quality business opportunities granted to women and minority-owned companies.
Minority Business News USA Magazine’s Annual Corporate 101 List
New York Life was named to MBN USA magazine’s annual Corporate 101 list, representing the “Most Admired Companies” in supplier diversity. New York Life was recognized for its supplier development initiatives, participation with regional minority supplier development councils and reported spend with diverse suppliers. The list embodies the essence of next-level growth in supplier diversity.
The Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s 2015 Employer of Choice Award
New York Life received The Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s 2015 Employer of Choice Award for the Northeast Region. The Employer of Choice Award is designed to spotlight industry leaders who have committed to, and succeeded at creating and maintaining an inclusive corporate legal department.
Workforce Magazine’s “100 List of the World’s Top Companies for HR Management”
New York Life appeared on Workforce magazine’s inaugural Workforce 100 list of the world’s top companies for HR management. At #25, New York Life had a stronger position on the list than other well-known brands including Google (30), Wal-Mart (32), Nestle (50), and Walt Disney Co. (59). The list is based on those companies that performed best in seven core areas: workplace culture; employee benefits; diversity and inclusion; employee development/talent management; HR innovation/ management; leadership development; recruiting and talent acquisition.
Hispanic Business.com’s 2014 Annual Diversity Report
New York Life has been named to Hispanic Business.com’s 2014 Annual Diversity Report as a “Best Company” for diversity. Companies on the list are ranked in five broad categories: board and leadership, recruitment, retention and promotion, marketing and community outreach, and supplier diversity. Companies that make the list because they are well represented in personnel by Hispanics and make an ongoing effort to hire, retain and promote individuals from minority groups. Outreach efforts to Hispanic consumers as well as involvement in philanthropic services that benefit minority groups are also part of the criteria. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, these companies make a concentrated effort, with sound results, of promoting and pursuing supplier diversity.
Professional Women’s Magazine’s “Best of the Best”
New York Life was named to Professional Women’s Magazine’s “Best of the Best” list for 2014. The company was recognized for promoting the advancement of multiculturally diverse women in all aspects of business and employment to ensure equal opportunity. This year, more than 275 companies and institutions participated. The list is based on market research, independent research, diversity conference participation and survey responses. Also considered are the unique efforts made by human resource and supplier managers to actively seek diverse applicants.
Black EOE Journal’s “Best of the Best”
New York Life was named to Black EOE Journal’s “Best of the Best” list for 2014. The company was recognized for providing equal opportunity in order to create a more diverse & inclusive work environment. This year, more than 250 companies and institutions participated. The list was compiled from market research, independent research, diversity conference participation and survey responses
Women For Hire
Women For Hire has recognized New York Life Insurance Company as a top employer for professional women for providing quality work/life benefits to its employees relating to childcare, eldercare, and their physical and mental well being. Women For Hire enables a coveted pool of talented professionals to meet one-on-one with America's leading companies, non-profit organizations, and government agencies to satisfy recruitment goals.