COLUMBUS, Ga., Oct. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, the leading provider of voluntary insurance at the work site in the United States, announced today that the company has been recognized for the 10th time by Black Enterprise Magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity. According to Black Enterprise, Aflac merits inclusion on the list by demonstrating best practices through the company's diverse representation within its employee base, senior management ranks, corporate board and supplier pools.
"At Aflac, we believe that maintaining a diverse workforce is the best way to succeed in a diverse marketplace," Aflac Chairman and CEO Dan Amos said. "We are proud and pleased that Black Enterprise has selected Aflac for this noteworthy recognition for the 10th time, as it validates our efforts to acknowledge the benefits of living among such a uniquely diverse population."
In compiling this year's list, the Black Enterprise research team sent surveys to more than 1,000 of the largest publicly traded companies and global companies with significant U.S. operations. This year, Black Enterprise gained support from the Executive Leadership Council, the pre-eminent organization of current and former CEOs, board members, senior executives and leading entrepreneurs, in producing its list.
Aflac's statistics regarding diversity include a workforce that is 67 percent female. In addition, 43 percent of Aflac's employees are minorities, while 34 percent are minority women. The company also notes that 22 percent of its officers are minorities, while 28 percent are women. Aflac joins Coca-Cola and Southern Company as the only Georgia-based companies on the 2015 list.
About Aflac: When a policyholder gets sick or hurt, Aflac pays cash benefits fast. For nearly six decades, Aflac insurance policies have given policyholders the opportunity to focus on recovery, not financial stress. In the United States, Aflac is the leading provider of voluntary insurance at the work site. 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 a leading provider of medical and cancer insurance and insures 1 in 4 households. Aflac individual and group insurance products help provide protection to more than 50 million people worldwide. For nine consecutive years, Aflac has been recognized by Ethisphere magazine as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies. In 2015, Fortune magazine recognized Aflac as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for the 17th consecutive year. Also, in 2015, Fortune magazine included Aflac on its list of Most Admired Companies for the 14th time, ranking the company No. 1 in innovation for the insurance, life and health 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 and One Day PaySM, visit aflac.com or espanol.aflac.com.
Aflac herein means American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus and American Family Life Assurance Company of New York.