Committed to diversity and inclusion.

Scotiabank Trinidad and Tobago expands health benefits for employees.

Scotiabank Trinidad and Tobago has extended its insurance medical to same-sex partners, the first in the industry to include this benefit for employees.

“Being the Best Bank means taking bold action. We value and respect all our employees for their character, passion and integrity and encourage everyone to be their authentic selves. When we engage in bias free practices, we are able to help unlock employees’ full potential. They consistently rise to the challenges faced, continue to deliver excellence to our customers and contribute to the Bank’s overall success.” was the comment from Stephen Bagnarol - SVP and Managing Director, Scotiabank Trinidad and Tobago about the Bank’s most recent step to align its benefits for all employees.

 

Creating pathways to dialogue.

As a leading financial services provider, Scotiabank recognises that the most important investment it can make is in its employees. We are committed to creating a workplace environment that is safe, fair and inclusive, as well as promotes and celebrates diversity.

 

“This is an important topic and we hope our action inspires other companies to follow suit.” indicated Stephan Lalonde - Director, Human Resources, Scotiabank Trinidad and Tobago “Employers need to understand the evolving needs of employees and the value in embracing family diversity. This is a key part of helping employees build a solid financial future.” he continued.

 

Scotiabank Trinidad and Tobago recently completed a survey which indicated that 94% of its employees believe that the Bank is building and supporting an inclusive workforce.

 

Some of the other actions Scotiabank has taken to promote its diversity and inclusion focus:

  • Establishing Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)  - these provide employees with opportunities to learn, grow and communicate, and provide valuable insight to management about important issues related to diversity and inclusion.
  • Advancing gender equality in the workplace – we are committed to being an inclusive employer, an advocate for women and to removing barriers to succeeding at work. 53% of our senior managers and above are women and at the Vice President+ level we have 50% female representation.
  • Enabling an inclusive environment for employees with disabilities – they are an important part of our family and make our organization stronger. They bring unique perspectives, empathy and insights to our business activities.