Scott Jean, President and CEO of ICMIF member EMC Insurance Companies (USA), recently signed two pledges to show EMC’s public support of advancing diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) as a business imperative—the CEO Action Pledge for Diversity & Inclusion and the CEO Commitment to Racial Equity in DSM. EMC aims to deepen its DE&I commitment through conversations that increase understanding and allow for differences to be embraced.
“These are important conversations for me, both personally and as a business leader,” said Jean (pictured). “Engaging our workforce to embrace differences leads to increased understanding as we work through candid, and sometimes tough, conversations about inclusion topics. We are a stronger company because of the various experiences, talents and gifts each team member brings to work every day, and we want to celebrate those differences because they make us better.”
More than 1,400 CEOs of the world’s leading companies have signed the CEO Action Pledge for Diversity & Inclusion, to advance DE&I in the workplace through measurable action. Jean will offer his thought leadership through important conversations and progress updates with his peers.
In September, Jean also signed the CEO Commitment to Racial Equity in DSM, developed by the Greater Des Moines Partnership and its Inclusion Council. This commitment states, “We have reached a critical moment in our nation and region’s history that calls us to address racial equity in meaningful ways.” The commitment further states that now is the time to reset our expectations and recognize that we play an important role in creating equitable, inclusive and diverse workplaces and communities.
EMC believes its success in the future will be directly connected to having a diverse workforce, an inclusive culture and a strong presence in diverse communities and markets. To learn more, visit EMC’s DE&I webpage.