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Forbes names Erie Insurance to 2022 list of America’s Best Employers for Diversity

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ERIE was recognized for its diversity, equity and inclusion efforts for the third consecutive year

ERIE, Pa., May 3, 2022Erie Insurance (ERIE) has been named to the Forbes list of America’s Best Employers for Diversity 2022. Of the 500 companies recognized across all industries, Forbes ranked ERIE no. 48 nationally.

Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to compile the list. To determine the ranking, Statista surveyed 60,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 1,000 employees and pinpointed the companies they identified as most dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion. Survey participants were asked to rate their organizations on criteria such as age, gender, ethnicity, disability and sexual orientation equality, as well as that of general diversity. Statista then asked respondents belonging to underrepresented groups to nominate organizations other than their own.

Erie Insurance President and CEO Tim NeCastro said he is pleased to see ERIE ranked among the top 50 companies nationally, but recognizes that diversity, equity and inclusion is a continuous journey and there is much more work to be done.

“We appreciate the recent recognition by Forbes. At Erie Insurance, our values have guided everything we've done for nearly a century. They compel us to do the right thing, to seek common ground and to look beyond our own needs and choose the greater good,” said NeCastro. “Today, those values lead us in our commitment to being an employer — and insurer — that embraces all individuals and ideas and puts fairness, respect and service above all else.”

ERIE has had a formal commitment to diversity and inclusion for more than a decade. NeCastro is also one of more than 2,000 CEOs to sign the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge, the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advancing DEI in the workplace.

According to ERIE’s Chief Diversity and Community Development Officer Christina Marsh, being more intentional about DEI is not only the right thing to do, but it also creates more effective teams, helps the company achieve business outcomes and empowers employees to be their best and most authentic selves.

“A solid foundation of diversity and inclusion at ERIE has been set over the past decade through awareness, celebration and the creation of employee resource groups and affinity networks,” said Marsh. “We intend to spend the next decade focused on performance and positive results by taking stronger and more deliberate actions to institutionalize diversity, equity and inclusion into how ERIE operates — as an employer, an insurer and community partner.”

In addition to being named one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity 2022, ERIE also appears on the Forbes lists of America's Best Employers, America's Best Employers By State and America's Best Insurance Companies.

Learn more about ERIE’s diversity and inclusion journey by visiting
erieinsurance.com/careers/diversity.