Shelter Adopts Principles of Community, a Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

Shelter Insurance® has adopted the Principles of Community, a statement of our commitment to Inclusive Excellence. The principles outline our affirmation of the inherent dignity and value of every person, the value of human diversity, and the rejection of all forms of prejudice and discrimination.

On August 30, 2018, Shelter's leadership at that time--Rick Means, CEO, and Matt More, President and COO--signed the Principles of Community. Means stated, “Shelter’s success is dependent on how well we value, engage, and include the rich diversity of all of our employees. Adopting the Principles of Community and implementing the Inclusive Excellence Model provides the foundation for us to become a more diverse and inclusive company.”

“The Principles of Community has done a great job of uniting the organizations and businesses in Columbia to help state the importance and value of a diverse workforce. It goes to the core of valuing each individual and understanding the strength that is brought when different thoughts, experiences and ideas are brought together for a common purpose," stated Moore.

Above: Matt More, President and COO, and Rick Means, CEO, signed the Principles of Community.

Above: Paul LaRose, Vice President of SBMI in 2018, also signed the Principles of Community.