11/20/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/20/2023 12:38
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.- For the second-consecutive year, VSP Vision™ has been included on Seramount's annual Inclusion Index, which recognizes companies that are leading the way in fostering diverse and inclusive work environments.
"The Inclusion Index is another great barometer that not only underscores VSP Vision's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, but also helps guide our continued journey to a more inclusive workplace," said VSP Vision Chief Diversity Officer Marvin Davenport. "We are proud that our collective commitment to DE&I elevated VSP Vision to a short list of companies that achieved a score of 70% or higher."
With a goal of helping organizations throughout the U.S. recognize their DE&I successes and areas of opportunity, Seramount ranked applicants in three areas, including best practices in recruitment, retention and advancement of people from under-represented groups; creating an inclusive culture; and improvement in demographic diversity for women and racial/ethnic minorities.
VSP's inclusion on this exclusive list further demonstrates how the organization is leading the country in programming and initiatives that promote the value of diversity in the workplace, most notably in the eyecare industry.
VSP boasts a robust Business Resource Group (BRG's) program that offers professional development curriculums to BRG leaders. Similarly, leadership development and mentorship programs are available to all employees seeking to enhance their distinct skills and capabilities.
In addition to developing the DE&I space internally, VSP continues to work towards enhancing DE&I initiatives with business partners and the many communities it serves, such as diverse contributions in philanthropic giving and adherence to its Supplier Diversity Program.
This is the latest recognition from Seramount this year as VSP earned accolades as a Top Company for Executive Women and a Top Company for Multicultural Women in September and June, respectively. VSP has been the recipient of additional honors recognizing the company's DE&I initiatives in 2023, including:
• Being lauded by the National Organization on Disability (NOD) for its commitment to employing and advancing professional opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
• Earning the "Vets Indexes 4 Star Employer" designation, recognizing VSP's ongoing efforts to recruit, hire, retain and develop veterans and the military-connected community.
To learn more about VSP Vision's DE&I efforts, visit vspvision.com/diversity.
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About VSP Vision
At VSP Vision™, our purpose is to empower human potential through sight. As the first national not-for-profit vision benefits company, this is what drives everything we do. For nearly 70 years, VSP has been the leader in health-focused vision care. Every day, the people that power our complementary businesses-VSP® Vision Care, Marchon Eyewear, Inc., Visionworks®, Eyefinity®, Eyeconic, VSP® Optics, and VSP® Ventures-work together to create a world where everyone can bring their best vision to life. That means providing affordable access to eye care and eyewear for more than 85 million members through a network of more than 41,000 doctors.
It also means expanding access to vision care to those disadvantaged by income, distance, or disaster through VSP Vision™ Eyes of Hope®. To date, more than 3.8 million people in need have received access to no-cost eye care and eyewear through one of our Eyes of Hope programs. Learn more about how we're reinvesting in greater vision, health, and opportunities for all at vspvision.com.
About the Seramount
Seramount, part of EAB, is a strategic professional services and research firm dedicated to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. Over four decades, partnering with more than 450 of the most iconic companies in the world, we've built a deep, data-driven understanding of the employee experience, which lays the groundwork for everything we do. We meet each partner's needs no matter where they are on their journey and guide them along an ever-changing talent landscape. Learn more at www.seramount.com.