At Rathbun Insurance, we are committed to fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our operations. We recognize that embracing and celebrating our differences makes us stronger, more empathetic, and better equipped to serve our diverse clientele. We are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels valued, respected, and supported.
Embracing Diversity: We embrace the diversity of our employees, clients, and communities. We value and respect individuals from all backgrounds, including race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, and socio-economic status. We believe that diversity enriches our perspectives, drives innovation, and promotes understanding.
Ensuring Equity: We are committed to promoting equity by eliminating systemic barriers and providing equal opportunities for all. We strive to create a level playing field where individuals can thrive based on their skills, merits, and contributions, rather than facing discrimination or bias.
Fostering Inclusion: We actively promote an inclusive culture where every individual feels welcome, valued, and heard. We encourage open and honest communication, creating spaces where diverse perspectives are respected and actively sought. We are committed to cultivating a sense of belonging and ensuring that all employees have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Challenging Bias and Discrimination: We are steadfast in our rejection of any form of discrimination, bias, or harassment. We are dedicated to educating ourselves, our employees, and our clients about unconscious biases, systemic racism, and other forms of discrimination. We continuously seek ways to challenge and eliminate these biases within our organization and the insurance industry at large.
Accountability and Transparency: We hold ourselves accountable for fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. We regularly assess our policies, practices, and procedures to ensure they align with our DEI commitments. We are transparent in our progress and actively seek feedback from our employees, clients, and stakeholders to guide our efforts.
Community Engagement: We actively engage with our communities to promote DEI values and support initiatives that address social and racial justice. We collaborate with organizations and community leaders working towards equity and inclusion, striving to make a positive impact beyond our business operations.
Bi-Lingual and Diverse Staff: We know and acknowledge there is a pressing need to ensure diverse staff are represented at all levels of our organization including but not limited to our leadership team and a Spanish-speaking producer and account manager. These efforts will help us better serve our current and prospective customers long with the Spanish-speaking community in the greater Lansing area. We currently face budgetary and planning constraints that prevent us from doing so immediately. However, we are actively working towards bridging this gap.
By embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion, Rathbun Insurance aims to create a workplace and an industry that is fair, inclusive, and reflective of the rich tapestry of humanity. We are committed to learning, growing, and continuously improving as we strive towards a more equitable future for all.