Our Culture and Values

Doing right by our customers, distribution partners, employees, communities, and the world at large is central to the culture of Berkley and the cornerstone to our success.


A Shared Vision of Excellence


Our Approach to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Berkley places a premium on innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit, which can only come from fresh and varied perspectives. This is why Berkley is committed to maintaining a diverse workforce of talented people from all backgrounds, and developing that talent through professional training programs that help to ensure all our employees are eligible for advancement.

Code of Ethics

Our Code of Ethics and Business Conduct outlines how we address diversity and inclusion to provide equal opportunities for all Berkley employees. Also, many of our insurance businesses have diversity and inclusion committees that support these policies.


We are committed to maintaining a safe and inclusive environment, free of discrimination. We do so through our comprehensive employee education and training programs and ongoing diversity-related courses, available to all employees.

Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging Committee

To further strengthen and complement the efforts of our 60+ insurance businesses, we have established a corporate Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging committee, led by senior management at W. R. Berkley Corporation.


Responsible Community Partners

Accountable Stewards of Our Environment

Berkley recognizes that a stable climate and a healthy planet are essential to the well-being of society and the global economy. We seek to contribute to these important goals by minimizing our own impact while helping our clients to manage their risks. Through our various programs, we work to conserve precious natural resources for the long term. For more information, see our most recent NAIC Climate Risk Disclosure Survey.

Supporting People Where We Live and Work

W. R. Berkley Corporation’s long-standing traditions of community involvement set the foundation for supporting people where we live and work as we seek to enhance the human experience through donations of our time and resources.


Leaders and Innovators

Berkley’s culture is defined by our founder, William R. Berkley, an innovator and leader in the insurance industry. To this day, Berkley emphasizes a people-first approach to our employees, partners, and customers, and has built a Fortune 500 company with more than 8,000 (re)insurance professionals who share the same core values.

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