Message from Our President/CEO on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Dear First Commonwealth family, friends, neighbors and communities,
At First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union, we’re all about embracing differences, doing good and improving the lives of our employees, members, friends and neighbors in our communities and beyond. We are a catalyst for positive change and creator of opportunity for ALL. We bring people together in conversations about diversity, equity and inclusion within our communities and in all aspects of our business. We create inclusive environments that not only connect community needs with our business resources, but also provide equal access to affordable financial products and services, information, education, development and opportunity.
Our Diversity and Inclusion Policy is explicit in our commitment to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. We embrace and support our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique. ALL employees are responsible to treat others with dignity and respect at all times. All employees are expected to exhibit conduct that reflects inclusion. All employees are required to attend and complete annual diversity awareness and unconscious bias training.
It is our purpose is to EMPOWER others - our employees, members, small business owners and our communities – in their pursuit of financial happiness. EMPATHY is at the heart of who we are and our core values - honesty, innovation, generosity, humility, excellence and respect – are the cornerstones of our culture and who we are. With our ability to understand, embrace and operate in a multi-cultural world, we are a voice of HOPE for our nearly 67,000 members and 1,500 employer groups.
First Commonwealth proudly launched our annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit in early 2018. This annual event creates a high level of awareness on current diversity, equity and inclusion topics bringing together community influencers and business leaders. Through the efforts of our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Team, comprised of many dedicated and passionate people across our organization, we are continuing the conversation, advancing in our diversity journey and remain committed to bringing positive change and awareness to our communities.
In response to current race events, we launched an open conversation on this important topic for all of our employees to come together, learn together and grow STRONGER together as a community. At First Commonwealth, we will continue to be a CHAMPION FOR POSITIVE CHANGE & EQUALITY. We will continue to stand for what is right by living our core values and standing in UNITY with our community to ensure dignity, respect and equality for ALL.
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