We each have the right to live in a society where we feel we belong and can be our best, authentic selves. Bangor Savings Bank stands with our employees, customers, neighbors, and communities in creating an inclusive, equitable, and just world. We are committed to effecting true and positive change, which we know requires ongoing, unwavering attention. Your community is our community, and together we are one community.
Our work in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is rooted in our values and is focused on and for our employees, customers, and communities in the following ways:
Employees: Organizations with rich, inclusive cultures are welcoming and joyful, and are places where employees thrive, feel that they belong, and are provided the opportunity to grow. We are committed to deepening our understanding of and addressing social and racial inequity through trainings and programs, including a diverse, employee-led DEI Council. Through actively listening to wide range of voices, perspectives, and experiences we will become even better at connecting with each other and our customers.
Customers: We recognize and embrace our unique and central role in providing access to financial products and services that help create economic empowerment and mobility. We are committed to identifying, offering and engaging in partnerships and offering products and services that benefit underserved individuals, families, and communities. Engaging our customers, across our geography and from every walk of life, helps continue to create thriving and prosperous communities.
Communities: As a community bank, our values support and contribute to the well-being and betterment of the communities we serve. We actively identify and participate in opportunities to support the economic revitalization and future financial health of our communities, focus our grants and funding through the Bank’s Corporate and Foundation giving programs in part on organizations that support social equity, and show up for our communities through volunteerism. We commit to engaging with communities of diverse people and businesses, and we will continue forward, taking meaningful steps towards a more equitable world.
We stand united for racial and social equity. We are better and stronger, together.
With full commitment,
Bob Montgomery-Rice, and all of us at Bangor Savings Bank