We are the plus.

You know how a jigsaw puzzle works. Some pieces are distinctively shaped, or especially colorful, or occupy edge positions. All have similarities, but no two are identical. And as anyone who has searched behind couch cushions and under rugs for a missing piece is keenly aware: there’s simply no such thing as an unimportant piece.

This applies to employees, too.

We often think of diversity in terms of gender, race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. But a broader view of diversity can include groups such as combat veterans, single parents, employees with disabilities, and employees caring for sick or aging family members. All have unique needs that benefit from workplace recognition, respect, and support.

We will continue to promote the recognition and inclusion of such groups through open, honest communication to drive equity for our employees, their families, and the communities we serve.

We want to create a culture where people’s differences are not only accepted but valued. A culture where everybody can be their 100% authentic self. A culture where everybody feels they belong and are appreciated. A culture built on a real appreciation for diverse perspectives.