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Diversity and Inclusion at The Principal

Diversity isn't a program. It's who we are.

We believe that diversity and inclusion are key drivers of creativity, innovation and invention. Throughout the world, we are putting our differences to work to connect everyone in the workplace, marketplace and community.

We strive to create an environment that appreciates everyone's unique experiences, backgrounds, talents and qualities. To create a culture of inclusion, where customers, suppliers and employees of all different backgrounds are welcomed, respected and valued for their differences. We know that success depends on it.

In the workplace

Each of us is different, that is what we have in common. That's why we look for diversity in the talent we hire. And provide the tools and opportunities to help our employees achieve their full potential. These are just a few of the dozens of opportunities we offer employees to create an environment of learning, sharing and excelling:

  • Flexible work schedules
  • Mentoring
  • Multicultural celebrations
  • Prenatal care programs
  • Onsite childcare center
  • Formal development programs
  • Muslim prayer room
  • Domestic partner benefits
  • Resource groups for employees of varied backgrounds

In the community

When you give, you get. It's through charitable giving, volunteer efforts and sponsorships that we're able to educate our neighbors and promote topics of diversity where we do business. We support programs that increase awareness and help everyone develop a greater appreciation and understanding for wide-ranging backgrounds and cultures.

Measuring our success

Our Diversity Index, a compilation of metrics, helps us measure our progress in creating an environment of inclusion, respect and community. Including:

  • Recruiting world-class diverse talent
  • Developing world-class diverse talent
  • Retaining world-class diverse talent
  • Creating an inclusive work environment through multiple diversity training and awareness programs
  • Partnering with community organizations to implement outreach initiatives that will influence diversity and inclusiveness in the community
  • Continuing to grow and improve our Supplier Diversity Program

But it is more than measurement. It is also being accountable for progress. So the Diversity Index is in the goals of senior management. Performance towards these goals is directly tied to their incentive compensation earned each year.

So, we'll keep making opportunities for our customers, our business partners and our employees. Because at the end of the day, what we're all looking for is a better perspective, right?


The Principal is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and an E-Verify participant. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. If you live in or are applying for work in NJ, view and print information about your rights (PDF).

Larry Zimpleman, CEO
Our Commitment

"The diversity of our workforce gives us a strategic advantage in today's global marketplace. We are committed to providing an inclusive workplace for each of our employees."—Larry Zimpleman, President and CEO

Our commitment to diversity

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