Magazine names Aflac as a top firm for diversity

For the fourth year in a row, Black Enterprise magazine has named Aflac to its 40 Best Companies for Diversity listing.

The local supplemental insurer was recognized for its minority representation in senior management and within the general employee base.

"It is an honor to be recognized as one of the top companies for diversity," Dan Amos, Aflac's chairman and chief executive officer, said in a statement. "This recognition is a testament to our workforce's commitment to respecting and valuing not only diverse cultures but varying perspectives and viewpoints as well."

Currently Aflac's workforce is made up of 41 percent minorities and 66 percent women. Minorities comprise almost half of all management positions. Aflac has also spent more than $100 million with minority- and women-owned businesses.

To compile the top 40 list, Black Enterprise gathered diversity information on more than 1,000 U.S. publicly traded firms and 50 global companies with a large presence in the U.S. They evaluated and performed quantitative assessments of all respondents in the categories of workforce, management, advertising and board and vendor diversity.