Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging at Farmers®
We are Farmers. Our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging makes us stronger.
Our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging
Farmers Insurance® has a longstanding commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEI&B), which serves as the foundation of our culture and helps guide the organization in our mission to make a positive difference in the communities where we live and work.
To meet our goal of being the leader in innovating for customers whenever and wherever, we recognize we must value and celebrate the unique potential of every individual person at Farmers®. We encourage new ideas, question the status quo, and put the customer at the heart of what we do. Through workplace and corporate citizenship initiatives, Farmers continues to focus on achieving our vision for DEI&B by embracing workforce diversity and the differences that make us stronger, nurturing an accepting and inclusive culture where employees feel a sense of belonging, and supporting programs that work to eliminate financial barriers for low-moderate-income communities that we are proud to serve.
“Our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging is foundational and a core value of our organization. We’ve been on a journey to live our values for years now and believe continuing to prioritize DEI&B is simply the right thing to do for our employees, our business, our customers, and our communities. Whether it’s supporting employee resource groups and offering employee training and expansive benefits programs, or working with different nonprofit organizations, we demonstrate our commitment to DEI&B every day through our actions as a leading national employer and responsible corporate citizen.”
– Mark Welch, Chief People & Diversity Officer
Enterprise DEI&B Council
The Farmers Enterprise Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Council helps unify, promote and enforce the organization's DEI&B efforts. Accountable to the CEO, the Enterprise DEI&B Council’s members share best practices, provide guidance and serve as stewards of DEI&B leadership.
Meet our Employee Resource Groups: We are Farmers!
Farmers has a vibrant network of Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that are led by employees and open to all. The ERGs strive to support employees in bringing their whole selves to work. There are nine active and engaged Farmers ERGs across the country:
Health and wellness initiatives
Farmers cares about the all-around wellness of its employees. We help promote mindfulness and well-being through two of our corporate initiatives, Farmers Fit and Mindfully Fit.
Mindfully Fit focuses on promoting positive mental health and well-being by highlighting resources and support available at Farmers, as well as opening up the conversation on mental health in an effort to reduce stigma.
Farmers Fit supports total wellness, including physical, emotional, social and financial, by encouraging positive lifestyle choices at work, home and in the community. Farmers recognizes the uniqueness in each individual’s journey, and helps employees be their best by sharing resources, experiences and encouragement.
Fostering a strong DEI&B culture
Farmers works to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace to create and model an environment for employees of all cultures, backgrounds, experiences, and identities to bring their whole selves to work. We believe that creating an experience of inclusion helps encourage feelings of belonging, value, respect and empowerment.
“We believe that a strong DEI&B culture can lead to unlocking the potential of everyone, enhancing the collective power of teams, and supporting our organization’s ability to innovate and thrive. As we continue to learn and grow on our journey, all employees at Farmers can play an important role in bringing our DEI&B vision to life.”
-- Kesa Edwards, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Employee training and development
Farmers commitment to DEI&B includes investing in our employees and making resources available for them to develop their skills to foster an inclusive environment. From Core Capabilities—our professional development curriculum covering the skills applicable to every role at Farmers—to the many DEI&B-specific training options that we offer, employees can embrace their own uniqueness and identify ways to help others feel comfortable doing the same; hone their ability to thoughtfully seek different perspectives and tap into the organization’s full innovative potential; as well as meaningfully contribute to a work environment where differences are valued and there is a sense of belonging.
Inclusive benefits offerings
Paid Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance: Farmers has a strong commitment to our working families. For eligible employees, we are proud to provide 10 weeks of 100% paid leave for parents to care for and bond with a new child. The policy extends to all eligible employees who become a parent following a birth, surrogacy or non-family adoption. Adoption assistance is also available up to $5,000 for each eligible legal adoption.
Maven Milk®: Eligible nursing caregivers have access to Maven Milk, a service that safely ships refrigerated breast milk while on the road for both work and personal travel, domestically and internationally. Maven provides kits to safely store or ship milk, as well as on-demand access to Care Advocates and lactation consultants to answer breastfeeding questions.
Tuition Assistance and the University of Farmers: We want to help our employees grow at Farmers, so we offer eligible employees learning and education benefits through our competitive tuition assistance program that can help offset a portion of college, designation or individual course costs. Part of our culture of excellence is our award-winning University of Farmers, which has been named one of the top 10 corporate training units in the world by Training magazine!
Health and Well-Being: Farmers offers a robust benefits marketplace that allows eligible employees to choose the healthcare plan that’s right for them, their families and their goals. Learn more about our comprehensive benefits package on our Careers page.
CEO Action for Diversity & InclusionTM
Farmers Insurance is a proud signatory of CEO Action for Diversity & InclusionTM, the largest business-led initiative to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. As part of this commitment, we pledge to cultivate a workplace where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected, and where employees feel comfortable and encouraged to discuss diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging topics.
Inspired by CEO Action Pledge’s “Day of Understanding” initiative, Farmers observes “Days of Understanding” events throughout the year, inviting employees to participate in voluntary activities and candid conversations designed to help better understand and celebrate each other. Over the past few years, “Days of Understanding” events have encouraged meaningful dialogue and education surrounding important topics, including allyship, microaggressions, cultural understanding, unconscious bias and more.
Economic empowerment in our communities
As Farmers strives to maintain a high standard of responsible corporate citizenship, the organization is committed to giving back in the communities we serve. Through a strategic focus on economic empowerment and disaster resilience, Farmers supports worthy causes and works with a variety of nonprofit and other organizations that share our values and vision for meaningful community engagement. Visit our Corporate Citizenship page to learn more.
As the title sponsor of the Farmers Insurance Open®, a marquee event on the PGA TOUR held in January at Torrey Pines Golf Course, Farmers has helped develop the tournament to make a positive impact beyond the competition. As champions of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging both on and off the golf course, we take seriously the responsibility and opportunity we have to help champion diversity in the sport we love.
Advocates Pro Golf Association (APGA)
Farmers is proud to support the Advocates Pro Golf Association (APGA) Tour, a professional golf tour devoted to bringing greater diversity to the game of golf by developing African Americans and other minorities for careers in the sport.
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Johnson and Willie Mack III
Farmers is also a proud sponsor of two APGA Tour professionals, Kamaiu Johnson of Tallahassee, Florida and Willie Mack III of Flint, Michigan. Both players have won multiple events on the APGA Tour, made appearances in PGA TOUR and Korn Ferry Tour events, and continue to progress in their golf careers.
Advocates Foundation and Black College Golf Coaches Association (BCGCA)
By engaging organizations like the Advocates Foundation and BCGCA, we will help create an introduction to the game and a lasting connection that extends through college and into the professional space.
Awards and recognition
Farmers continues to be recognized for its inclusive workplace culture. You can find out more about our work culture and impact on the community by following our Farmers LinkedIn page.