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Diversity and Creating a Culture of Inclusion

SunTrust believes it takes a well-rounded combination of people and ideas to foster creativity and a more competitive company. That’s why we’re committed to creating an inclusive environment where all dimensions of diversity are acknowledged, respected and employed -- and where all teammates are given the opportunity to maximize their contributions to our clients and communities.

At SunTrust, creating a culture of inclusion means:

  • Attracting and retaining the most talented and effective workforce
  • Creating an atmosphere of respect that capitalizes on our differences
  • Fostering beneficial community relationships
  • Reaching out to different segments of the community
  • Providing proactive supplier opportunities for minority, women, veteran and disabled-owned businesses

Here are just a few ways SunTrust promotes a diverse and inclusive environment:

We have a diversity friendly corporate culture.
The SunTrust Diversity Council provides leadership to ensure diversity and inclusion are woven into the business strategy. The Regional Diversity Councils represent "diversity in action", where teammates carry out strategies to sustain a diversity-friendly corporate culture and work to increase representation of women and minorities in influential roles.

We nurture business growth in our communities.
Local SunTrust leaders identify lending, investment and supplier and service goals in their communities to make sure we're doing the right things in the right places.

We give back to our communities.
SunTrust teammates are encouraged to volunteer with The United Way, Junior Achievement, other community service organizations and schools to build stronger communities.

We've received public recognition for promoting diversity.
SunTrust's diversity efforts have been recognized by the Urban Financial Services Coalition, the National Association of Black Accountants, the Human Rights Campaign and Black MBA Magazine. SunTrust has won the New Freedom Initative Award from the U.S. Department of Labor for exemplary practices to support people who make banking easy for people with disabilities.

Serving a diverse marketplace

One element of creating an inclusive environment involves developing and offering products and services that address the needs of all ethnicities, ages, abilities, genders and sexual orientations, including groups that have historically been under-served by the financial services industry such as:

  • Seniors
  • Hispanics
  • African-Americans
  • Women

Offering equal opportunity for suppliers

We choose suppliers based on product quality, service, price and overall value. At the same time, we’re also committed to bringing a diversity of suppliers into our circle of business partners. We strongly encourage minority, woman, veteran and disabled-owned businesses to compete for our business. If you are interested in becoming a SunTrust supplier, please visit our Supplier Registration page.

Promoting diversity among our teammates

We believe that employing a workforce that reflects the markets and communities we serve has been one of the keys to our success. We have a rich history of local decision making by our bankers—they know their customers and communities, and therefore how to deliver the right products and services to our clients. Women and minorities are represented in senior management positions, the corporate Board of Directors and our local community boards.

Helping individuals to reach their potential

Fostering diversity is about more than just hiring people from different groups. It’s about everyone sharing ideas, respecting differences and achieving goals together.

  • Training senior managers in diversity sensitivity
  • Discussing diversity during annual performance reviews
  • Developing work/life programs that meet a variety of teammate needs, including counseling services, tuition assistance and childcare and eldercare assistance

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  • Are Not FDIC or any other Government Agency Insured
  • Are Not Bank Guaranteed
  • May Lose Value

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