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At Ameris Bank

Understanding what diversity, equity and inclusion means at Ameris Bank is foundational. Our teammates use this understanding to further advance our mission of cultivating an environment that supports our bank’s strategy to engage, recruit, develop, retain and advance a diverse team of talent, inclusively and equitably.

At Ameris Bank, this means…

Diversity

  • The differences among our customers and employees are valued and celebrated. 

  • We are reflective of the community that we serve.  

Equity

  • Acknowledging everyone has a different starting point and may have varied needs to become successful.
  • Discrimination is acknowledged and discussed in a safe environment.
  • Every employee deserves an equitable opportunity to advance in their careers and we will provide an environment where equity flourishes.

Inclusion

  • Acknowledging that all employees are part of a community fostering and supporting diversity. 

  • Employees are free to express themselves.  

  • Employees have a sense of belonging, feel connected and valued at Ameris Bank.  

Belonging

  • Employees feel welcomed to bring their whole self to work, without fear of being isolated or ignored.

  • No one is left out or made to feel inferior.

  • Employees feel connected to a greater purpose of Ameris Bank and can make a difference.

  • We engage the full potential of our employees and customers, allowing innovation to thrive, with the integration of views, beliefs and values. 

  • Diversity, inclusion and equity are in harmony.

At Ameris Bank, we are…

Diversity

  • Fostering an environment where everyone is treated with equal dignity.  

  • Encouraging diverse perspectives. 

  • Celebrating the cultural differences and perspectives of our employees.  

Equity

  • Providing resources and opportunity for everyone to be successful at Ameris Bank.
  • Cultivating an environment that supports and addresses the needs for our employees and customers.  
  • Addressing and eliminating roadblocks that may cause disproportionate impact for employees and customers.  

Inclusion

  • Being intentional about inclusion for all employees.

  • Providing opportunities for engagement and participation in community and corporate activities.  

  • Bringing relevance on how we better serve our customers.

Belonging

  • Creating employee resource groups that employees can join so that they can connect with others with whom they have a share common interest, and lifestyles.

  • Surveying our employees annually to receive feedback on opportunities to improve.

  • Developing opportunities for all employees through programs such as the Leadership Development Program and Mentor Ameris. 

At Ameris Bank, our goal is…

Diversity

  • Customers and employees realize opportunities.  

  • Awareness of our diverse society and community rise.  

  • Our community knows us as a preferred employer and financial institution.

Equity

  • All teammates have an equalized opportunity to succeed. 
  • Career success is proportionate across all groups.  
  • Senior leadership further diversifies, and we continue to develop an equitable pipeline of talent for the future.

Inclusion

  • Diverse expression is visible and valued.

  • Diverse participation increases across our entire organization and customer base   

  • Seeing growth in the diversity of race, gender and non-traditional lifestyles in all areas of our bank.

Belonging

At Ameris Bank, this means…

At Ameris Bank, we are…

At Ameris Bank, our goal is…

Diversity

  • The differences among our customers and employees are valued and celebrated. 

  • We are reflective of the community that we serve.  

  • Fostering an environment where everyone is treated with equal dignity.  

  • Encouraging diverse perspectives. 

  • Celebrating the cultural differences and perspectives of our employees.  

  • Customers and employees realize opportunities.  

  • Awareness of our diverse society and community rise.  

  • Our community knows us as a preferred employer and financial institution.

Equity

  • Acknowledging everyone has a different starting point and may have varied needs to become successful.
  • Discrimination is acknowledged and discussed in a safe environment.
  • Every employee deserves an equitable opportunity to advance in their careers and we will provide an environment where equity flourishes.
  • Providing resources and opportunity for everyone to be successful at Ameris Bank.
  • Cultivating an environment that supports and addresses the needs for our employees and customers.  
  • Addressing and eliminating roadblocks that may cause disproportionate impact for employees and customers.  
  • All teammates have an equalized opportunity to succeed. 
  • Career success is proportionate across all groups.  
  • Senior leadership further diversifies, and we continue to develop an equitable pipeline of talent for the future.

Inclusion

  • Acknowledging that all employees are part of a community fostering and supporting diversity. 

  • Employees are free to express themselves.  

  • Employees have a sense of belonging, feel connected and valued at Ameris Bank.  

  • Being intentional about inclusion for all employees.

  • Providing opportunities for engagement and participation in community and corporate activities.  

  • Bringing relevance on how we better serve our customers.

  • Diverse expression is visible and valued.

  • Diverse participation increases across our entire organization and customer base   

  • Seeing growth in the diversity of race, gender and non-traditional lifestyles in all areas of our bank.

Belonging

  • Employees feel welcomed to bring their whole self to work, without fear of being isolated or ignored.

  • No one is left out or made to feel inferior.

  • Employees feel connected to a greater purpose of Ameris Bank and can make a difference.

  • We engage the full potential of our employees and customers, allowing innovation to thrive, with the integration of views, beliefs and values. 

  • Diversity, inclusion and equity are in harmony.

  • Creating employee resource groups that employees can join so that they can connect with others with whom they have a share common interest, and lifestyles.

  • Surveying our employees annually to receive feedback on opportunities to improve.

  • Developing opportunities for all employees through programs such as the Leadership Development Program and Mentor Ameris.