International savings, investments and insurance group Aviva was awarded the Global Diversity and Innovation award at the World Diversity Leadership Summit in New York.
The awards were judged by the World Diversity Leadership Council, a peer group of corporate diversity experts, who praised the company’s approach to its diversity strategy.
Initiatives that impressed the panel included the international “Think Again” campaign, which included an award-winning DVD, brochure, intranet and communications package and the “Respect Diversity Toolkit” which includes training material, interactive games, presentations, DVDs, and best practice and benchmarking information.
Aviva group chief executive Richard Harvey says: “I am delighted to accept this award on behalf of Aviva. The world is more competitive than ever, and we are responding positively to the changes in our markets, technology, products and regulations. If we are to retain our strengths in these challenging new environments, we must embrace diversity in everything we do.”