Notable workforce diversity lands the insurer on the annual listing for the
fourth consecutive year
COLUMBUS, Ga., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Black Enterprise magazine
applauded Aflac's outstanding achievements in workplace diversity for the
fourth consecutive year on the 40 Best Companies for Diversity listing. This
recognition highlights the well-branded insurer's remarkable minority
representation in senior management and overall employee base.
It is an honor to be recognized as one of the top companies for
diversity. This recognition is a testament to our workforce's commitment to
respecting and valuing not only diverse cultures but varying perspectives and
viewpoints as well, stated Dan Amos, Aflac's chairman and CEO.
The publication gathered and compiled diversity information on more than
1,000 of the nation's publicly traded companies and 50 leading global
companies with a large presence in the United States. Then they evaluated and
performed quantitative assessments of all corporate respondents in each survey
category of workforce, management, advertising, and board and vendor
diversity. From these findings, the top 40 companies were chosen.
This is the fourth consecutive year that AFLAC has been ranked among our
top companies for diversity, said BLACK ENTERPRISE Editorial Director Sonia
Alleyne. They have consistently demonstrated their commitment to a diverse
workforce and understand the importance of developing and promoting minorities
as a business imperative. We congratulate them on continuing to be among our
Aflac champions diversity through its employee makeup and supplier
diversity outreach. Currently, the insurer's workforce is comprised of 41
percent minorities with 66 percent women rounding out the company's
multicultural landscape. In 2007, minorities accounted for more than 38
percent of new hires and nearly 50 percent of management positions are held by
minorities. In addition, Aflac has surpassed the $100 million mark in
spending with minority- and women-owned companies.
Because we value the opinion of our workforce, we regularly seek employee
feedback to determine their satisfaction level on educational programs and
classes we offer on diversity training, said Brenda Mullins, second vice
president and diversity officer for Aflac Human Resources. Aflac's annual
Diversity Day celebration continues to be a favorite among employees because
it presents an open environment that initiates dialogue between our workforce
and the community.
Earlier this year, Aflac was also recognized as a leader in corporate
diversity by Hispanic Enterprise magazine. The publication listed Aflac as a
Top 50 Corporation for Supplier Diversity.
Black Enterprise magazine will feature the complete report on the best
companies for diversity, including methodology and selection criteria, in the
July issue of the publication. It will be available on newsstands July 1.
About Black Enterprise
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development and business practices.
For more than 50 years, Aflac products have given policyholders the
opportunity to direct cash where it is needed most when a life-interrupting
medical event causes financial challenges. Aflac is the number one provider of
guaranteed-renewable insurance in the United States and the number one
insurance company in terms of individual insurance policies in force in Japan.
Its insurance products provide protection to more than 40 million people
worldwide. Aflac has been included in Fortune magazine's listing of America's
Most Admired Companies for seven years and in Fortune magazine's list of the
100 Best Companies to Work For in America for ten consecutive years. Aflac
also has been recognized three times by both Fortune magazine's listing of the
Top 50 Employers for Minorities and Working Mother magazine's listing of the
100 Best Companies for Working Mothers. Aflac Incorporated is a Fortune 500
company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFL. To find
out more about Aflac, visit www.aflac.com .
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