Aflac Lands on Black Enterprise Magazine's List of 40 Best Companies for Diversity
COLUMBUS, Ga., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac today announced that the
Georgia-based insurance provider has been named to Black Enterprise magazine's
list of the Top 40 Best Companies for Diversity. It is the fifth consecutive
year the company has been named to the prestigious list.
Aflac, with an employee base comprised of 40 percent minorities, and women
accounting for more than half of the management team, will be listed in the
magazine's July issue, appearing on newsstands on June 30. Nearly 70 percent
of Aflac's overall workforce is women.
"Our commitment to diversity has created an environment where wide-ranging
ideas have helped our company grow," Aflac chairman and CEO Dan Amos said.
"We embrace the good fortune of a diverse workforce and are proud of this
recognition by Black Enterprise's magazine."
According to the magazine, Aflac demonstrates strength and outperformed
peers in three of four key categories, including diversity on the Board of
Directors, employee base, senior management and supplier diversity. The 40
best companies for diversity were determined through a survey of major
corporations coupled with comprehensive outreach to CEOs and diversity
executives working at the top 1,000 publicly traded companies and diversity
executives at the 50 leading global companies with strong U.S. operations.
Aflac is one of only three Georgia companies to appear on the 2009 list.
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. As 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,
Aflac insurance products provide protection to more than 40 million people
worldwide. In 2009, Aflac was recognized by Ethisphere magazine as one of the
World's Most Ethical Companies for the third consecutive year and was also
named by the Reputation Institute as the Most Reputable Company in the Global
Insurance Industry for the second consecutive year. In 2009 Fortune magazine
recognized Aflac as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for
the eleventh consecutive year. Fortune magazine also ranked Aflac No. 1 on its
global list of America's Most Admired Companies in the Life and Health
Insurance category. Aflac appears on Hispanic Enterprise magazine's list of
the 50 Best Companies for Supplier Diversity and on Black Enterprise
magazine's list of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity. Aflac was also named
by Forbes magazine as America's Best-Managed Company in the Insurance
category. 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
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