Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) at Huntington

A message to Huntington communities, colleagues, and customers:

The deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, among many others, are not only heartbreaking, but also fundamentally wrong. Racism and injustice are unacceptable and, while it will take time to address, the time to start is now. Inequality exists in many forms and across several areas including healthcare, education, housing, and wealth. As these gaps are addressed, only then can our communities thrive.

For more than a decade, Huntington’s brand has been Welcome. Welcome to all. It is tangible, and yet aspirational, and something we continuously strive to live up to. Welcome is not just a word. It also represents a mindset and a desire to look out for people. While we endeavor to be a purpose-driven company—one that makes people’s lives better, helps businesses thrive, and strengthens the communities we serve—we must do more.

We believe through listening and seeking to understand, we can drive action and collectively be a part of positive change. Our leadership has spent the last several days reaching out and identifying ways to provide support to our customers, communities and in particular, to our colleagues. We don’t have all the answers, but we know that by joining together peacefully, we can begin to see the path forward. We will partner with organizations in our local communities that accelerate meaningful progress. We will attempt to be a catalyst for change. As a part of this process, we will come together with a united voice to make a difference.

Our Corporate Policy Statement

With the changing demographics in society and evolving customer needs, we must remain intentional in how we engage, develop, retain and attract talent; creating a more inclusive environment that leverages diversity effectively. At Huntington, we are committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). Diversity in our workplace, community outreach, and in our suppliers/vendors is every colleague’s responsibility. As colleagues, we must model inclusive behaviors, show respect and have an appreciation of differences.

Every colleague contributes to the organization with their own collection of talents and a multitude of experiences and dimensions of diversity. By embracing each colleague’s uniqueness, our core value of inclusion comes to life; and our commitment to inclusion is our commitment to you. We want you to feel valued, respected and heard because we know that each of our differences adds value to the organization.

Appreciating these rich differences is how we cultivate the best ideas and develop the best innovations for making Huntington the best performing regional bank in the nation.

Steve Steinour
Chairman, President, and CEO

Donald Dennis
Executive Vice President, Chief Diversity, Equity Inclusion & Culture Officer

Human Rights Statement

Huntington supports fundamental principles of human rights across all our business activities. Huntington’s respect for the protection and preservation of human rights is guided by the principles set forth in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.

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A Culture of Inclusion

Through our Board of Directors Community Development Committee, our Executive Leadership Team, and our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategic Council (DEISC), we are holding ourselves accountable for creating and maintaining a culture of inclusion.

Our DEISC serves in an advisory role to ensure the alignment of diversity, equity & inclusion initiatives with our business goals, our corporate values and the future of Huntington. The strategy, policy and direction of our work is set by our internal stakeholders and executed by the office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI), and is supported at all levels of our organization.

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Our Commitment to Affirmative Action

Our policy of affirmative action facilitates the placement of qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans at all levels of the organization. Through our affirmative action plans, we identify the good faith efforts the organization will take to achieve the appropriate representation of women and minorities in our workforce. All of our affirmative action plans include targeted research, recruitment, upward mobility initiatives, annual goals and timetables for women and minorities required by Executive Order 11246 and other federal, state and local affirmative action laws and regulations.

All managers are responsible for complying with federal affirmative action regulations. This includes complying with site-specific affirmative action plans and ensuring that there are no artificial barriers to the advancement of qualified women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities anywhere in our company. These plans are monitored by senior management and developed annually.

Driving Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)

When evaluating our strongest asset at Huntington, it always comes back to people. Learn how our commitment to inclusion creates an open, high-energy and high-performing environment, where colleagues can be their authentic selves.

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Supplier Diversity

Supporting diverse businesses supports the entire business community. We are committed to economic inclusion by expanding relationships with minority-, women-, LGBT-, disabled-, and veteran-owned business enterprises (diverse). With an inclusive supplier base, we have gained a better understanding to the needs of the marketplace. Working together, we are able to contribute toward economic development, job creation and stronger communities.

If you are interested in establishing a business relationship with Huntington, please register as a new supplier to submit information about your company for consideration.

Awards and Recognition

The Greater Cleveland Partnership’s Commission on Economic Inclusion annual awards presented Huntington with the 2017 Best in Class Award for Board Diversity.
Huntington was named to Forbes’ list of America’s Best Employers for Diversity - 2018, 2019, and 2020.
Huntington was recognized as one of the Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality and received a 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation Corporate Equality Index – the leading national measurement of LGBT corporate support – 2014,2015,2016,2017,2018, 2019, and 2020.
Huntington’s inclusive culture as an organization that is welcoming to all people was recognized with a perfect score of 100% on the Disability Equality Index (DEI) - 2017,2018, 2019, and 2020.
Huntington ranked top 300 for 2018 and 2019.
Huntington was recognized for having increasing workforce and management diversity, as well as strong supplier diversity.
Huntington was among the top 500 employers in the World according to Forbes Global 2000 ranking which recognizes the 2000 largest public companies in the world based on a composite score from equally weighted measures of revenue, profits, assets and market value.
Huntington was recognized with the Diversity Leader Award by Profiles in Diversity Journal, a quarterly magazine dedicated to promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion.
Huntington received the 2017 National Organization on Disability (NOD) Leading Disability Employer Seal™.


ESGR Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

Huntington signed a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve that pledges:

  • We fully recognize, honor and enforce the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act (USERRA).
  • Our managers and supervisors will have the tools they need to effectively manage those employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve.
  • We appreciate the values, leadership and unique skills service members bring to the workforce and will encourage opportunities to hire Guardsmen, Reservists and Veterans.
  • We will continually recognize and support our country’s service members and their families in peace

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