Diversity refers to human differences, including but not limited to differences based on culture, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, sexual preference, disability or educational experience.
We believe that we best ensure our long-term success by putting diversity to work for us—that is, by bringing together people with differing experiences and talents and creating a culture of inclusion that enables each of us to do our best work, offer up our best ideas, and to work cooperatively with colleagues. We start by providing an environment of fairness and equitable treatment of everyone, regardless of their human differences. State Auto values each individual and believes our differences can only enhance the way in which we serve our customers.
We have various policies in place that help guide us in these matters, including:
- our non-harassment policy,
- employment philosophy and
- our values.
But setting policies and adhering to laws are not sufficient in themselves. Valuing diversity and creating an inclusive culture that respects each person for his or her distinctive skills, experiences and perspectives is a continuous process that depends on each of us, every day. We best contribute to our collective success by fully offering our talents, and by being equally open and supportive of what others bring as well.