Aflac applauded for excellence in workforce diversity for the second
COLUMBUS, Ga., June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Black Enterprise magazine has named
Aflac to its 40 Best Companies for Diversity list, citing Aflac's strength in
the area of minority representation within senior management and its employee
base. In the publication's July issue, Aflac is recognized for the second
consecutive year as a top company for diversity and will be featured in the
"We are delighted to be recognized for our many accomplishments within the
diversity arena," stated Dan Amos, Aflac's chairman and CEO. "Our commitment
starts with each employee and extends throughout the organization and into the
communities we live in."
Aflac is one of only four Georgia companies featured in the annual
listing. Black Enterprise magazine recognized the company for its impressive
showing in general workforce diversity. To compile the listing, the
publication evaluated organizations on their diversity programs, consulted
with diversity experts and corporate diversity officers, and conducted an
extensive survey of 1,000 of America's largest publicly traded companies and
50 leading global companies with significant U.S. operations.
"The BE 40 Best Companies for Diversity truly understand how critically
valuable a diverse workforce and inclusive business practices are to the
success of their operations," said Black Enterprise President and CEO Butch
Graves. "These companies are setting the standard for corporate America, and
it is our sincere hope that other companies will follow their lead and build
businesses that are more reflective of the society in which we live."
The second annual listing of Black Enterprise's Best Companies for
Diversity revealed the top performers in supplier, workforce, management and
board diversity. The magazine also identified leaders in marketing spending to
reach minority consumers.
"Our company diversity efforts are supported from top management because
they are vital to the way we conduct business and live our daily lives," said
Brenda Mullins, second vice president and diversity officer for Aflac Human
Earlier this year, Aflac was recognized as a Top Company in Supplier
Diversity by Hispanic Trends magazine and named Georgia's Company of the Year
by Business to Business magazine. Copies of the July issue will be available
on newsstands June 27.
Black Enterprise magazine is the premier publication for African-American
business owners to seek out the latest information on money management, career
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.
Aflac's 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 six consecutive years and Forbes magazine's
Platinum 400 List of America's Best Big Companies for five consecutive years.
In January 2006, Aflac was included in Fortune magazine's list of the 100 Best
Companies to Work For in America for the eighth consecutive year. Aflac was
also included in Fortune magazine's list of the Top 50 Employers for
Minorities in August 2005, and in September 2005, Aflac Japan was named the
Life Insurance Company of the Year at the Asia Insurance Industry Awards,
sponsored by the Asia Insurance Review. 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 aflac.com.
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