Inclusion and diversity

At Aegon, we recognize that our workforce is made up of people from a wide range of backgrounds. We want everyone to feel that they can bring their authentic self to work without fear of judgment or discrimination.

Our inclusion & diversity approach is designed to support and enrich our culture, encourage employee participation, improve organizational effectiveness and strengthen understanding of our customers' values. This approach also supports the Code of Conduct by raising awareness of our unconscious biases within a global training program and by encouraging personal accountability for making the workplace more inclusive.

  • Women make up 49% of Aegon's workforce
  • We exceeded our 2020 target of 30% female representation across our worldwide senior management
  • Aegon supports company-wide groups like Aegon Proud and Young Aegon
  • In 2020, we completed roll out of Unconscious Bias training to all employees through a series of virtual learnings and inclusion nudges
  • Transamerica is ranked as one of the best places to work for LGBT and women employees

Specific steps in 2020

Aegon CEO Lard Friese confirmed his commitment to the Company’s Statement on Inclusion & Diversity and will work toward a specific inclusion-related target as part of his 2021 objectives. Inclusion-related targets will also be included in the objectives of Aegon N.V. Management Board members and local management teams.

Our US business, Transamerica, signed the national CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion pledge, committing to actions to build trust and empowerment in the workplace. Transamerica was also recognized by the Diversity Best Practices Inclusion Index for the third year running, as well as being named one of the 100 Best Companies for Working Women for a second consecutive year.

Aegon UK signed up to the Race at Work Charter, part of a government initiative to boost racial equality in the workplace. The Charter sets out five specific calls to action and provides a framework for measuring diversity and improving inclusion.

"I believe including multiple and diverse perspectives is critical. This makes debates richer and it leads to better decisions. I want people from all walks of life to feel included at Aegon."

CEO Lard Friese quote on Inclusion & Diveresity
Lard Friese, CEO Aegon