During an extraordinary year when consumers needed help more than ever, leading information services company Experian North America employees leveraged their inclusive culture to assist communities in need. As illustrated in its annual inclusion and diversity report, 2020 Power of YOU, Experian prioritized, above all else, the safety and wellbeing of its employees, which fueled innovations to serve millions of consumers.
"This year's Power of YOU report shows how our foundation of principles and cultural values enables us to fulfill our mission of helping consumers through these challenging times. My Experian colleagues immediately and continuously looked outward at how we could help our communities while managing their own personal challenges because of the pandemic. I could not be prouder," said Craig Boundy, chief executive officer of Experian North America.
From free credit reports for consumers and small businesses, to products and services that enable governments, healthcare providers and nonprofits to prepare for and serve populations in crisis, Experian North America's workforce leveraged diversity of perspectives, backgrounds and experiences to help vulnerable populations in crisis from COVID-19. Even through lockdowns and restrictions, employees logged 18,000 volunteer hours to increase financial inclusivity, support frontline healthcare workers, honor the nation's military and veterans, and fight hunger.
Now in its fourth consecutive year, the 2020 Power of YOU report highlights how the well-being of every employee has been Experian's focus throughout the pandemic. The company expanded benefits for mental health resources, telemedicine, and caregiving. Experian's leaders partnered with Aspire, the company's mental health and caregiving employee resource group to create the ASPIRE to be Well: Mind|Body|Spirit guide, which provided webinars, articles and personal video stories from company leaders on different well-being topics each week.
Experian's United for Financial Health program has launched partnerships with Operation HOPE, Black Girl Ventures, the NAACP and other non-governmental organizations to improve and protect the financial health of marginalized communities around the globe. The Human Rights Campaign Foundation even gave Experian a perfect score in its Corporate Equality Index for the third year in a row, and the company earned its recertification as a Great Place to Work.
To read the 2020 Power of YOU report, click here.
Experian is the world's leading global information services company. During life's big moments ? from buying a home or a car, to sending a child to college, to growing a business by connecting with new customers ? we empower consumers and our clients to manage their data with confidence. We help individuals to take financial control and access financial services, businesses to make smarter decisions and thrive, lenders to lend more responsibly, and organisations to prevent identity fraud and crime.
We have 17,800 people operating across 45 countries and every day we're investing in new technologies, talented people and innovation to help all our clients maximise every opportunity. We are listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and are a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
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