"It's a reflection on Gallagher, our employees and our clients"
ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., April 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Gallagher, a global insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting services firm, today announced that its Chairman, President and CEO, J. Patrick Gallagher, Jr., has signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ pledge, the largest CEO-driven commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace.
By signing this commitment, Gallagher pledges to foster an environment where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. Cultivating a diverse and inclusive workforce facilitates community, and also drives innovation and creativity.
"This pledge aligns with our thinking that by bringing people together from different backgrounds, cultures, experiences and perspectives, we are better equipped to do the right thing for our company, clients, colleagues and communities. If we only listen to a handful of perspectives, we're just not going to do as well," said Mr. Gallagher. "I, personally, am very involved in making sure that what we do as an organization is focused on this. Every single chance we get, we should consider the opportunity to become even more inclusive as an organization.
"For us, the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge provides an opportunity to align with and learn from other organizations working to bring about similar change," he added. "At the end of the day, it's our people who make a difference for our clients, the communities we work in and the lives of millions of people who put their trust in us."
More than 600 CEOs representing the world's leading companies and business organizations have signed the pledge, taking a critical step towards effecting positive change. It outlines a specific set of actions that companies will take to cultivate a workplace where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected, where employees feel comfortable and encouraged to discuss diversity and inclusion, and where best known—and unsuccessful—actions can be shared across organizations via a unified hub, https://www.ceoaction.com.
In addition to the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ pledge, Gallagher leaders from Australia and the United Kingdom have signed the Inclusive Behaviours in Insurance CEO Pledge, spearheaded by Lloyd's of London and Zurich Insurance.
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE: AJG), a global insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting services firm, is headquartered in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. The company has operations in 35 countries and offers client service capabilities in more than 150 countries around the world through a network of correspondent brokers and consultants.
About CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™
CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ is the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. Bringing together more than 600 CEOs of America's leading organizations, the commitment outlines actions that participating companies pledge to take to cultivate a workplace where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected, employees feel comfortable and encouraged to discuss diversity and inclusion, and where best known—and unsuccessful—actions can be shared across organizations. Learn more at CEOAction.com and connect with us on Instagram: @CEO_Action and Twitter: @CEOAction.
Awards and Recognition
World's Most Ethical Company® (2012-2019), The Ethisphere Institute
World's Best Employer—2018, Forbes magazine
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