Diversity and Inclusion at Huntington

Diversity and inclusion are core to who we are and essential to what we do every day. That’s why we have incorporated inclusion as one of our core values.

Diversity & Inclusion

Our inclusion strategy serves as the framework, to guide and enable us to focus on four key areas:

  • Workforce: Attract, develop and retain talent from all backgrounds that reflects our communities.
  • Workplace: Create a culture of inclusion that is welcoming and open to all.
  • Community: Position Huntington as a Diversity & Inclusion leader and draw on our diverse talent and inclusive culture to win with our customers and communities.
  • Supplier Diversity: Drive economic inclusion in our supply chain in the communities we serve.

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

Our Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Council serves in an advisory role to ensure the alignment of diversity and 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 & Inclusion, and is supported at all levels of our organization.

Our Corporate Policy Statement

With the changing demographics in society and evolving customer needs, we must remain intentional in how we attract, retain, and develop talent; creating a more inclusive environment that leverages diversity effectively. At Huntington, we are committed to diversity and inclusion. 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

Marlon Moore
Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Driving Diversity and Inclusion

When evaluating our strongest asset at Huntington, it always comes back to people. Our commitment to inclusion creates an open, high-energy and high-performing environment, where colleagues can be their authentic selves. We value and foster inclusion, all united toward our shared mission of doing the right thing for our customers, colleagues, shareholders and communities.

Driven by the work of our Inclusion Councils, the commitment of colleague engagement is evident throughout our organization.

Through the work of our Business Resource Groups (BRGs), we are transforming the workplace at Huntington. Our BRGs are colleague driven groups organized around a shared interest or common diversity dimension and they support our commitment to fostering an inclusive and engaging work environment for all. Through innovative thinking on disability inclusion, military friendly practices, LGBT friendly policies and other initiatives that help support our inclusive culture and serve our diverse workforce. We currently have 10 BRGs:

  • AdaptAbility (colleagues with disabilities)
  • African American BRG
  • Asian BRG
  • Today's Families BRG
  • Huntington LGBTA Network
  • Huntington Women’s Network
  • Huntington World Class Administrative Professionals
  • Huntington Young Professionals
  • UNIVOZ (Latino BRG)
  • Military BRG

At Huntington, we believe we have the power to change our communities for the better by contributing to the economic strength of our local communities, investing in business growth, and partnering and volunteering to make a difference where we live and work.

We are cultivating partnerships with diverse organizations that share our commitment to diversity and inclusion, such as: Women for Economic Leadership Development (WELD), Prospanica (formerly National Society for Hispanic MBA), Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities, and others, we are contributing to the development of our diverse communities and impacting them in a positive way.

At Huntington, we’re committed to bringing innovation to our industry and doing the right thing for customers, colleagues, communities and shareholders. This is a place where every person is valued not for the title on his or her business card, but for the name that goes before it. Our culture of high performance is a direct byproduct of this commitment to inclusion.

While the foundation and business case for inclusion is solid at Huntington, we are always looking ahead to how we improve the mix, leverage for results and develop the ROI. It’s a fluid model that requires honest introspection. It’s getting to a place where the efforts of inclusion become innate. It’s getting to a place where the actions of inclusion become instinctive. It’s reaching a place where the results of inclusion at Huntington become a part of our DNA. It’s a journey we look forward to continuing.

Join our team! To search for available positions or if you are interested in a career at Huntington, please visit our career site.

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.

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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’s inclusive culture as an organization that is welcoming to all people was recognized with a perfect score of 100% on the 2017 Disability Equality Index (DEI).
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 – 2017, 2016, 2015, and 2014
Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) recognized Huntington as a Champion of Opportunity Award winner in October 2016 for the bank's commitment to hiring individuals with disabilities.
The Dr. MaLinda P. Sapp Legacy Award gives the community the opportunity to recognize honorees for their commitment to diversity, education, and bridging cultural differences. Huntington’s West Michigan Region was honored with this award recently during the Celebration of Soul. The Dr. MaLinda P. Sapp Legacy Award was established to honor individuals and organizations for their on-going diversity efforts and accomplishments.
The Ohio Asian American Commerce Group awarded Huntington Bank with the Diversity Supplier Award.
The Columbus Young Professionals Club has recognized Huntington National Bank as a "Wonderful Workplaces for YPs" in and around Columbus, Ohio.
Huntington’s Greater Akron/Canton Region recently received the “Diversity Advocacy Award” for working with Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) representing every demographic.- 2014
Huntington was awarded the Corporate Diversity Award by The Ohio State Fisher College of Business Office of Diversity and Inclusion Student Services. The award honors individuals and companies actively working to create inclusive environments in their communities and placed of business. April 2013

Affiliates

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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

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.

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