Workplace Diversity Definition
"At State Farm, diversity isn't a program. It's a state of mind. The variety of experiences and points of view contained in our large and diverse group of associates strengthens the organization. It helps us to understand the marketplace and how we can do an even better job of serving our customers. It helps ensure our future."
- Ed Rust, Jr., Chairman, State Farm Insurance Companies
When we think about diversity and inclusion, we think of it holistically in every aspect of our business including our workplace, the marketplace, communities, and our suppliers. At State Farm, we encourage employees to pursue and embrace change in how we learn, adapt, innovate and execute. As such, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our workplace and how we work and serve our customers.
Diversity and Inclusion Guide Our Workplace Culture
Diversity is the collective strength of experiences, skills, talents, perspectives, and cultures that each agent and employee brings to State Farm. It's how we create a dynamic business environment to serve our customers.
Inclusion is about respecting and valuing the unique dimension each agent and employee adds to the organization
We recognize that employees are at their productive and creative best when they work in an environment in which they are valued, respected and included in shaping the products and services we offer.
Employee Resource Groups
We further leverage the talents of our employees through Employee Resources Groups (ERGs). An Employee Resource Group is a group of employees who have voluntarily formed around a demographic segment and have a company approved mission and purpose. ERGs serve as valuable resources for employee growth and development, recruitment, retention and business ideas and solutions that help us better serve our customers.
Any State Farm employee who supports the group's business purpose is welcome to join and does not need to be a member of the demographic segment the group is formed around in order to participate. We currently recognize Employee Resource Groups formed around these segments:
- African American/Black
- Military/Public Service in Canada
- Native American
- People with Disabilities