STUART, Fla., July 27, 2021 - Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida (NASDAQ: SBCF) has become the first Florida-based community bank to adopt the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, a pledge designed to rally the business community to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. Seacoast's President and CEO Chuck Shaffer signed the CEO Action pledge outlining a specific set of actions he will take to cultivate a trusting, diverse, and inclusive environment where all ideas are welcomed.
“Diversity makes us stronger and is essential to our ability to serve our customers andcommunities and, ultimately, fulfill our mission. We recognize the potential of every associate by actively encouraging a diverse and inclusive workplace,” Shaffer said. “I am committed to ensuring that Seacoast Bank stands for inclusion in every community we serve.”
Launched in 2017, CEO Action is led by PwC and a steering committee of CEOs from multiple industries across the country with a common cause to make American workplaces more diverse and inclusive. Shaffer joins almost 2,000 CEOs of the world’s leading companies and organizations who agree to implement the pledge within their respective workplaces and to support other companies in doing the same. Seacoast is committing to the following actions:
Ensure that Seacoast Bank is a welcoming workplace. Seacoast will create and maintain environments, platforms, and forums where our people feel comfortable reaching out to their teammates to gain greater awareness of each other's experiences and perspectives;
Implement and expand Diversity & Inclusion training in the form that best fits Seacoast’s culture and business. By helping associates recognize and minimize blind spots, Seacoast aims to facilitate more open and honest conversations;
Help other companies evolve and enhance their diversity strategies and encourage them, in turn, to share their successes and challenges;
Work with Seacoast’s board of directors to develop concrete, strategic action plans to prioritize and drive accountability around diversity and inclusion.