Bank Named Top Place to Work for LGBT Equality
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MUFG Union Bank announced today that it has achieved a perfect score of
100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) 2017 Corporate Equality
Index (CEI). MUFG Union Bank has consistently achieved high marks in the
CEI, and this year marks the fourth consecutive year that MUFG Union
bank has earned a perfect score.
“We are proud of our efforts to create an inclusive, diverse workplace
that honors the unique contributions of all individuals, regardless of
sexual orientation,” said Steve Cummings, President and CEO of MUFG
Union Bank. “We’re delighted that the Human Rights Campaign has chosen
to acknowledge us for the fourth year in a row, and we’re proud of our
legacy as a corporate leader in supporting LGBT equality.”
MUFG Union Bank prides itself on its investment in a diverse, inclusive
workplace. Half of MUFG Union Bank’s workforce is composed of women and
people of color, and the bank has one of the most inclusive corporate
boards in American banking, with 60% of its board members being women
and/or people of color. In addition, the bank makes significant
investments in community development finance, diverse business lending
and supplier diversity.
Another example of MUFG Union Bank’s commitment to the LGBT community
and its employees is Pride Alliance, one of the bank’s employee resource
groups. Pride Alliance reinforces the bank’s commitment to valuing and
leveraging inclusion and diversity in order to build a premier workforce
and strengthen business. It also encourages relationship building and
support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and ally communities.
For example, the bank participates in various LGBT Pride celebrations,
and supports numerous LGBT community and non-profit organizations,
including a long-standing partnership with the Financial Services
Industry Exchange (FSIX).
MUFG Union Bank attributes its commitment to LGBT rights to the
company’s corporate ethos, which aims to mentor, hire and retain
top-talent from all backgrounds.
“As one of the leading banks in the United States and the world, we
benefit from our dedication to creating a welcoming, diverse workspace
that values recruiting and promoting those with different viewpoints and
experiences,” said Mike Sebring, Head of Inclusion and Diversity for the
Americas at MUFG Union Bank. “This energetic approach to diversity
allows us to continually innovate and enhance the way we meet our
customers’ needs.” HRC’s Corporate Equality Index rated over 1,000
businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and
practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic
partner benefits, transgender-specific health care benefits, competency
programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community. Besides a
perfect score from HRC, MUFG Union Bank has also been included on HRC’s
list of “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.”
For more information on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index, or to
download a free copy of the report, please visit http://www.hrc.org/campaigns/corporate-equality-index.
About MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
MUFG Union Bank, N.A., is a full-service bank with offices across the
United States. We provide a wide spectrum of corporate, commercial and
retail banking and wealth management solutions to meet the needs of
customers. We also offer an extensive portfolio of value-added solutions
for customers, including investment banking, personal and corporate
trust, global custody, transaction banking, capital markets, and other
services. With assets of $116.9 billion, as of September 30, 2016, MUFG
Union Bank has strong capital reserves, credit ratings and capital
ratios relative to peer banks. MUFG Union Bank is a proud member of the
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (NYSE: MTU), one of the world’s largest
financial organizations with total assets of approximately ¥293.7
trillion (JPY) or $2.9 trillion (USD)¹, as of September 30, 2016. The
corporate headquarters (principal executive office) for MUFG Americas
Holdings Corporation, which is the financial holding company and MUFG
Union Bank, is in New York City. The main banking office of MUFG Union
Bank is in San Francisco, California.
1 Exchange rate of 1 USD=¥101.12 (JPY) as of September 30,
About The Human Rights Campaign
The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization
working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By
inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination
against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental
fairness and equality for all.
MUFG Union Bank
Sierra Wilson, +1-213-236-5329