Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
At CoBank, we constantly strive to elevate our business performance and remain relevant to our customers and an evolving marketplace. One of the ways we do this is by supporting organizations that connect the bank to diverse groups working to bring new skills and new perspectives to our industry and those we serve.
At CoBank, diversity, equity and inclusion take many forms. As an employer, we strive to attract and retain talented individuals from different backgrounds, cultures and experiences and to build a workplace where all associates feel a sense of belonging and inclusion.
As a member of the Farm Credit System, we support programs that promote access and inclusion in agriculture and the other vital industries we serve. As a socially responsible business, we provide financial contributions to organizations and programs that are committed to ending discrimination.
Further expanding our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, we seek to proactively identify and include underrepresented communities in our procurement of goods and services. Fostering an inclusive supply chain brings a diversity of experiences and perspectives, enabling us to deliver innovative solutions for our customers and the communities we serve.
The bank is committed to continually growing and developing its diversity, equity and inclusion programs, building upon a legacy of stewardship and continuing to promote change for the common good. The bank strives to act as an accountable role model for diversity and inclusion in the communities where we live and work, within the Farm Credit System, and across the industries we serve.
- Nine associate resource groups promote an inclusive workplace and support the bank’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.
- More than $1 million each year in charitable contributions to support the bank’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.
South Dakota State University Pine Ridge Reservation
Thurgood Marshall College Fund