Eric H. Schultz, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s President and CEO, has recently signed on to the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, a collaboration between 275 CEO’s from leading world companies pledging to take measureable action in advancing diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Schultz is the only health plan CEO from New England and one of only six health plan CEO’s nationwide to sign on to the effort.
“Building on our great work around diversity & inclusion, we’re proud to commit to this important journey along with other CEO’s at leading companies across the world,” said Schultz. “Harvard Pilgrim Health Care will continue to strive to be a leading voice for equality within our workplace, our communities and the markets we serve.”
By signing onto this commitment, Schultz has pledged to both increase diversity and foster inclusion at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care by taking the following steps:
- Continue to cultivate workplaces that support open dialogue on complex, and sometimes difficult issues surrounding diversity and inclusion, so that co-workers gain greater awareness of each other’s experiences and perspectives.
- Implement and expand unconscious bias education to eliminate potential blind spots.
- Share best known—and unsuccessful—actions in order to help each other build and improve diversity strategies.
“Several years ago we challenged ourselves to push our thinking further and search for new opportunities to recognize and acknowledge differences,” said Schultz. “One key outcome is that we broadened our definition of inclusion and made it a core business imperative. For us, it means valuing difference and creating value through difference. I’m proud to say it is working.”
The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion leadership team is comprised of a committee of CEOs and executive leadership members from the following companies: Accenture, BCG, Deloitte US, The Executive Leadership Council, EY, General Atlantic, KPMG, New York Life, Procter & Gamble, and PwC. For more information on the coalition and its mission, click here.