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Allstate Named To Diversity Best Practices “Inclusion Index,” Recognized For Transparency, Best Practices and Company Culture
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Allstate Named To Diversity Best Practices “Inclusion Index,” Recognized For Transparency, Best Practices and Company Culture

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NORTHBROOK, Ill., November 7, 2017 – Allstate has earned a spot on Diversity Best Practices’ (DBP) “Inclusion Index,” which provides data and insight into how participating companies fared in three areas: demographic transparency; best diversity and inclusion practices in recruitment, retention and advancement; and company culture. Allstate was among the 33 companies that earned a score of over 70 percent and a place on the list.

The Inclusion Index asked companies to provide data in three areas:

  • Demographic transparency, as indicated by sharing specific data on the representation of women and people of color in their workforce.
  • Adherence to best practices for fostering diversity and inclusion in recruitment, retention and advancement.
  • Best practices in promoting a company culture that values diversity and inclusion.

“Allstate embraces inclusive diversity, anchors it in our culture and integrates it into our business operating practices,” said Christy Harris, Allstate’s vice president, talent acquisition and inclusive diversity. “Leveraging different perspectives creates an engaging and innovative workplace, which leads to higher levels of employee and customer satisfaction and business outcomes.”

Deborah Munster, executive director, Diversity Best Practices, says, “The DBP Inclusion Index recognized firms that were transparent in sharing their workforce demographics, and that have best-in-class diversity and inclusion policies, procedures and programs in place to ensure a positive, inclusive environment for all employees. We applaud the Inclusion Index companies for sharing their data and for utilizing D&I best practices to achieve an inclusive company culture.”

Highlights of the 2017 Diversity Best Practices “Inclusion Index” are:

  • A total of 100 percent of the Inclusion Index Companies offer education on implicit bias, while 85 percent educate on generational diversity, 82 percent on sexual orientation and 70 percent on gender and racial/ethnic differences in communication and leadership styles.
  • What diversity-related benefits did the Inclusion Index Companies offer? Ninety-seven percent offered family health benefits including domestic partners and children, 94 percent offer accommodations for people with disabilities, 91 percent offer transgender-inclusive benefits and 82 percent offer religious accommodations.
  • How do CEOs demonstrate their commitment to D&I? Eighty-eight percent of the companies require a diversity executive to report on metrics, 85 percent meet regularly with a diversity executive to review goals, and 79 percent embed D&I into the business growth strategy.

The Inclusion Index Data snapshot featuring highlights from the report can be found here. Fifty-one organizations completed the application, and the 33 of those listed as members of the 2017 DBP Inclusion Index achieved at least 70 percent of the available points. Seven companies were recognized as Leading Inclusion Index companies for achieving 85 percent or more of available points. Completed applications were collected online from April 3 to June 10, 2017.

About The Allstate Corporation:
The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life’s uncertainties through auto, home, life and other insurance offered through its Allstate, Esurance, Encompass and Answer Financial brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate®.” Allstate agencies are in virtually every local community in America.

About Diversity Best Practices
Diversity Best Practices, a division of Working Mother Media, is the preeminent organization for mid- to large-size organization diversity thought leaders to share best practices and develop innovative solutions for culture change. Through research, resources, benchmarking, publications and events, Diversity Best Practices offers organizational members information and strategies on how to implements, grown, measure and create first-in-class diversity programs.

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