A commitment to a diverse, inclusive workforce and Membership base
7 17 Credit Union is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion.
7 17 is proud to serve Members of all backgrounds. Membership is available to all individuals that qualify, regardless of age, race, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, or other characteristics. Credit is available to all credit-worthy Members, and 7 17 is an Equal Housing Lender. This commitment to a diverse Membership extends beyond individuals to business Members and our Business Partner organizations which affiliate with 7 17 to provide credit union access to their employees.
7 17 Credit Union’s employees are our most valuable asset. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of our reputation and achievement. 7 17 management embraces and encourages our employees' differences.
7 17 supports and provides Equal Employment Opportunity. Selection for employment, promotion, and training is based on meeting the qualifications of the position. It is our belief that every employee is entitled to a working environment that promotes dignity and respect to all. Further, the commitment to diversity, inclusion and equality in the workplace is good management practice and makes good business sense.
The policy of 7 17 Credit Union supports and encourages business relationships with Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) as well as other recognized diverse businesses. Therefore, we are committed to pursuing business relationships with such enterprises, and using commercially reasonable approaches designed to continually improve business opportunities.
This commitment is not philanthropic. M/WBE relationships must meet or exceed our requirements for products and services, and provide value to 7 17, its Members, and to the M/WBE.