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.