MINNEAPOLIS – Nov. 14, 2023 – Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life) has recently received two recognitions for its diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in the workplace. The company was named to Seramount’s 2023 Inclusion Index and also ranked as a high scoring business in the private sector in the Center for Economic Inclusion’s 2023 Racial Equity Dividends Index.
The Seramount Inclusion Index recognizes companies’ efforts in and commitment to three focus areas: best practices in the recruitment, retention, and advancement of people from underrepresented groups—women, racial/ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ people; inclusive company culture; and demographic diversity. The Inclusion Index provides organizations the metrics needed to understand trends and opportunities in demographic representation, creates a road map to drive internal change, and identifies diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) solutions to close any gaps. This recognition builds on Allianz’s recent recognitions from Seramount as one of its 2023 100 Best Companies for the ninth time and 2023 Top 75 Companies for Executive Women.
The Center for Economic Inclusion’s Index tool evaluated private-sector companies on their progress pertaining to 43 racial equity standards across seven dimensions, including Leadership; Hiring; Culture, Retention, and Advancement; Procurement; Philanthropy and Investment; Products and Services; and Public Policy. Allianz Life scored particularly high in the culture, retention and advancement category, as well as the philanthropy and investment category.
“We have worked hard to build a caring, inclusive and equitable culture that values the diversity of all employees’ perspectives, lived experiences and talent,” said Jenny Guldseth, chief human resources officer, Allianz Life. “But this effort extends beyond our office walls and into the Twin Cities where our community engagement efforts are focused on economic inclusion for all.”
Learn more about how Allianz Life is supporting diversity, equity and inclusion.