Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment

At Delta Dental of Illinois, our core values define who we are as an organization.  Our commitment to diversity, equity and Inclusion (DEI) is built upon our core company values and a critical component of our culture:

We are intentional about our commitment to be a model organization where we are inclusive and embrace each other’s differences to ultimately drive better outcomes for our customers, partners, and those we support in the community. Acknowledging, learning from, and appreciating our differences is the foundation of our culture and is supported by all members of our organization.

Our Commitment:

  • Fostering an environment for open, candid, respectful communication; welcoming a culture of inclusion and embracing diverse ideas, perspectives, and points of view.

  • Ensuring equity in job placement, growth, and advancement opportunities

  • Developing initiatives that best reflect our diverse customer base to drive innovation and deliver better service and products for our members and the communities we serve.

  • Continuing to build upon diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives for our leadership and for recruitment, retention, and advancement of employees.


Some of our DEI initiatives:

To learn more about how we put our commitment into action, read our latest Corporate Social Responsibility Report and visit our corporate social responsibility blog.

2023 NACD DE&I awards not-for-profit finalist

Exciting news! Delta Dental of Illinois has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious 2023 NACD Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Awards. This recognition honors boards that have made significant strides in enhancing their governance and generating lasting value for stakeholders through innovative diversity, equity, and inclusion practices. We're proud to be part of this esteemed group! 

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Delta Dental of Illinois Supplier Diversity Policy:

Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion extends to the companies we choose to work and partner with. This includes actively seeking to work with diverse companies, including those owned by individuals of qualified minority groups, women, veterans, individuals who identify as LGBTQ+, and individuals with disabilities. Our Supplier Diversity Policy outlines our commitment. Delta Dental of Illinois and our subsidiaries are dedicated to fostering mutually beneficial relationships with diverse companies to make a positive economic impact both within our enterprise and our community.

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