Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan honored for diversity management practices for third consecutive year
July 18, 2013
DETROIT — Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has been named to DiversityInc’s 2013 Top 10 Regional Companies list for the third consecutive year and honored by DiversityInc as one of the 2013 Top 10 Companies for Blacks. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan was the only Michigan-based company recognized on both lists. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has also been ranked as number six on Diversity MBA Magazine's annual list of 50 Out Front for Diversity Leadership: Best Places to Work for Women & Diverse Managers ranking list and received special recognition for being both Top 10 Best In Class for Accountability as well as Top 10 Best In Class for Workplace Inclusion.
"We are honored to again be recognized for our commitment to diversity and inclusion, both within our company and in our relationships with our many partners," said Daniel J. Loepp, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan president and CEO. "We believe a strong emphasis on diversity and inclusion within our business leads to consistent, innovative results, allowing us to be a resilient community partner throughout Michigan.”
DiversityInc is a consultancy company and the leading information source on diversity management. DiversityInc manages two websites (diversityinc.com and diversityincbestpractices.com) and also produces a magazine five times a year. All companies nominated for DiversityInc awards are evaluated based on surveys that measure CEO commitment to diversity management, workforce diversity and human capital, corporate/organizational communications and supplier diversity. A total of 893 companies participated in the DiversityInc survey this year, up from 587 applicants in 2012.
Diversity MBA Magazine is a national leadership publication targeting managers and executives in leadership, professionals, students and the business community and reaches more than 1.75 million subscribers worldwide. The rankings for the 2013 50 Out Front for Diversity Leadership Companies list expanded its research evaluations to include companies that implement intentional strategies based on accountability, succession planning, representation, workplace inclusion, recruitment and board diversity; that allows and encourages managers and women of diverse backgrounds to advance and develop into leadership roles.
“Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is validated by this recognition from DiversityInc and Diversity MBA Magazine for our efforts in promoting diversity as part of our corporate culture, as well as developing our exceptional team of employees,” said Amal Berry-Brown, senior director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. “Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is committed to encouraging diversity as part of our mission of being a great place to work for our employees and a community partner to strengthen the health of Michigan residents.
The Michigan Blues consistently provide corporate-wide training and opportunities that foster inclusion and appreciation for diversity. For more information on the awards, please visit DiversityIncBestPractices or diversitymbamagazine.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network are nonprofit corporations and independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. For more company information, visit www.bcbsm.com.