COLUMBUS, Ga., Nov. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the United States, today announced that the company has landed a place on Black Enterprise Magazine's list of the 50 Best Companies for Diversity. Aflac, which has a workforce comprised of 40 percent minorities and more than 34 percent African-Americans, appears on the prestigious list for the 10th time.
"In a marketplace as diverse as the United States, it is absolutely imperative that any business maintains a diverse workforce," Aflac Chairman and CEO Dan Amos said. "Black Enterprise's acknowledgement of Aflac, for the 10th time, as a leader in workforce diversity is an excellent illustration of Aflac's desire to approach business decisions from unique and varied perspectives. We believe that makes us a better company and we thank Black Enterprise for this recognition."
According to Black Enterprise, in selecting the 2016 companies, Black Enterprise and ELC sent surveys to the nation's top-1,000 publicly traded companies with strong U.S. operations. The final list includes those that showed a commitment to diversifying their ranks in four areas: employee base, senior management, supplier diversity and board of directors. Companies were also chosen based on programs created to nurture and maintain a diverse professional space. Surveys did not simply focus on black inclusion, but ethnic minority groups as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau. Supporting criteria used to finalize the list included efforts directed toward women, the disabled and veterans, among others.
Black Enterprise began publishing its list of Best Companies for Diversity in 2005. The complete report and methodology is available in the October issue of Black Enterprise Magazine.
When a policyholder gets sick or hurt, Aflac pays cash benefits fast. For six decades, Aflac insurance policies have given policyholders the opportunity to focus on recovery, not financial stress. In the United States, Aflac is the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite. Through its trailblazing One Day PaySM initiative, Aflac U.S. can receive, process, approve and disburse payment for eligible claims in one business day. In Japan, Aflac is the leading provider of medical and cancer insurance and insures 1 in 4 households. Aflac insurance products help provide protection to more than 50 million people worldwide. For 10 consecutive years, Aflac has been recognized by Ethisphere as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies. In 2016, Fortune magazine recognized Aflac as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in America for the 18th consecutive year and included Aflac on its list of Most Admired Companies for the 15th time, ranking the company No. 1 in innovation for the insurance, life and health category for the second consecutive year. In 2015, Aflac's contact centers were recognized by J.D. Power by providing "An Outstanding Customer Service Experience" for the Live Phone Channel. Aflac Incorporated is a Fortune 500 company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFL. To find out more about Aflac and One Day PaySM, visit aflac.com or espanol.aflac.com.
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