Unum shares its story of social responsibility on new site

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (June 5, 2019) – A new Corporate Responsibility website from Unum (NYSE: UNM) highlights the commitment of the company and its employees in the U.S., U.K., Ireland and Poland to making a difference in people’s lives, from customers and employees to the communities it calls home.

The report features Unum’s focus on social responsibility and support of initiatives that improve public education, promote health and wellness, and provide arts and cultural opportunities. In 2018, Unum and its employees made more than $13.2 million in contributions and volunteered more than 67,000 hours to charitable organizations. 

“Unum has always been committed to helping people through difficult times, and that commitment to making a difference also guides our approach to social responsibility,” said Rick McKenney, Unum’s president and CEO. “We’ve been around for 170 years, and while a lot has changed in that time, one thing that hasn’t is the caring spirit at the heart of who we are.”

Beyond giving back, the company’s commitment to social responsibility includes helping millions of people gain affordable access to financial protection benefits, minimizing its environmental impact, and operating with integrity and focus on the long-term interests of its constituents. 

Another core component of Unum’s social responsibility is creating a world-class workplace for the company’s nearly 10,000 employees. The well-being of employees is one of the company’s top priorities and starts with a dynamic and welcoming workplace that embraces inclusion, fosters collaboration, and encourages employees to bring their best ideas to work to better serve the diverse needs of customers. 

Other highlights include Unum’s multi-year investment to modernizing its home office locations; work to minimize its environmental impact; and how the company is promoting wellness, supporting a healthy work-life balance, and encouraging employees to live their best at work and beyond. 

Unum cares

Employees from our Baton Rouge office at a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service volunteer event.

About Unum Group

Unum Group provides a broad portfolio of financial protection benefits and services through the workplace, and is the leading provider of disability income protection worldwide. Through its Unum US, Unum UK, Unum Poland, and Colonial Life businesses, the company provides disability, life, accident, critical illness, dental and vision benefits that protect millions of working people and their families. Unum also provides leave and absence management services that streamline the leave experience for employers and employees and stop-loss coverage to help self-insured employers protect against medical costs. Unum reported revenues of $13.2 billion in 2020 and paid $7.6 billion in benefits.


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