ATLANTA, April 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE: STI) is celebrating Diversity Month with recognition for its commitment to inclusion. SunTrust received a perfect score of 100 on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) and was named a 2019 National Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC) Best-of-the-Best Corporation for Inclusion.
CEI is the nation's premier benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. It evaluates LGBTQ-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBTQ community. SunTrust joins the ranks of more than 560 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year.
"It's an honor to receive this recognition, especially since it's our 12th consecutive year receiving top marks on the Corporate Equality Index," said Wendy McSweeney, chief inclusion officer. "We are very proud of our commitment to the LGBTQ community and dedicated to fostering a purpose-driven and inclusive culture."
The NBIC Best-of-the-Best designation honors corporations for their commitment to America's diverse employees and business owners. Only companies achieving industry-leading results across all diverse segments are eligible to receive this prestigious recognition.
"Being recognized for our commitment to diversity and inclusion across all communities for a third consecutive year is a tribute to our full team," said Lissa Miller, first vice president, supplier diversity. "As a leading bank, we strive to create an inclusive and engaging culture for everyone: our teammates, clients, communities and suppliers."
About SunTrust Banks, Inc.
SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE: STI) is a purpose-driven company dedicated to Lighting the Way to Financial Well-Being for the people, businesses, and communities it serves. SunTrust leads onUp, a national movement inspiring Americans to build financial confidence. Headquartered in Atlanta, the Company has two business segments: Consumer and Wholesale. Its flagship subsidiary, SunTrust Bank, operates an extensive branch and ATM network throughout the high-growth Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states, along with 24-hour digital access. Certain business lines serve consumer, commercial, corporate, and institutional clients nationally. As of December 31, 2018, SunTrust had total assets of $216 billion and total deposits of $163 billion. The Company provides deposit, credit, trust, investment, mortgage, asset management, securities brokerage, and capital market services. Learn more at suntrust.com.
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