Forbes recognizes U.S. Bank as a Best Employer for Diversity

January 24, 2018 | GET MORE : Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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The first-ever list is based on employee surveys, reputation research and public diversity leadership data.

Forbes magazine has named U.S. Bank a Best Employer for Diversity, including the bank in a first-ever list of top employers based on employee surveys, reputation research and public diversity leadership data.

“At U.S. Bank, diversity and inclusion are defining characteristics of our company and culture,” said Greg Cunningham, head of global inclusion and diversity for U.S. Bank. “By creating and sustaining a diverse workforce, we’re able to grow our business and deepen relationships with our employees, customers and communities.”

Since establishing a global inclusion and diversity office two years ago, U.S. Bank has ramped up its spending with diverse suppliers, kicked off a multi-year multicultural marketing campaign and increased participation in its business resource groups that connect employees who have similar backgrounds, experiences or interests and their supporters. The bank also signed The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, which brings together large companies—many of which are also on Forbes’ list—to collectively advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

In an editorial piece accompanying the list, Forbes Leadership Editor Fred Allen said the publication hopes that by “introducing the definitive listing honoring the top performers we will stir discussion of the importance of diversity and inclusion and reinforce employers’ determination to do the best at it they can.”

With data partner Statista, Forbes arrived at the list of 250 large U.S. employers based on:

  • An independent survey of employees who were asked to rate their employer on topics of diversity, such as gender, ethnicity, age, physical ability and sexual orientation. Responses from those in minority groups were given more weight.
  • Reputation and public perception research compiled via the independent survey, which also asked respondents in minority groups to recommend employers other than their own. 
  • Publicly-available information such as whether an employer has diversity in executive positions, whether an employer has a department responsible for diversity, and whether an employer proactively communicates about diversity.
About U.S. Bank

U.S. Bancorp, with 73,000 employees and $462 billion in assets as of December 31, 2017, is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the fifth-largest bank in the United States. The Minneapolis-based bank blends its branch and ATM network with mobile and online tools that allow customers to bank how, when and where they prefer. U.S. Bank is committed to serving its millions of retail, business, wealth management, payment, commercial and corporate, and investment services customers across the country and around the world as a trusted financial partner, a commitment recognized by the Ethisphere Institute naming the bank a 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company. Visit U.S. Bank online or follow on social media to stay up to date with company news.


Rebekah Fawcett, U.S. Bank Public Affairs & Communications