Diversity and Inclusion at Huntington

D&I Strategy and Operating Plan

 

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. 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.

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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

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 and Inclusion

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

Huntington was named to Forbes’ first-ever list of America’s Best Employers for Diversity.
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 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 – 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, and 2014
Huntington received the 2017 National Organization on Disability (NOD) Leading Disability Employer Seal™.
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).
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.

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

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