Unum Earns Top Honor for Integrating Civic Work into Business

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (June 16, 2021) – For the third year in a row, Unum (NYSE: UNM) is named one of the 50 most community-minded companies in the U.S. The Civic 50, granted by the Points of Light Organization, measures corporate involvement in communities and is the national standard for corporate citizenship.

Companies with annual U.S. revenues of at least $1 billion are selected based on four dimensions of their corporate citizenship and social impact programs. These areas include investment of resources, integration across business functions, institutionalization through policies and systems and impact measurement.

“In the face of a challenging year, we demonstrated our caring spirit more than ever,” said Liz Ahmed, executive vice president of People, Communications, and Corporate Social Responsibility for Unum.  “We have a lot to be proud of and thank our colleagues for their continued support.”

Unum received a gold medal for incorporating community engagement and social impact programs throughout its business. In 2020, Unum’s community impact included:


  • $13 million in corporate and employee contributions to charitable causes
  • Almost 25,000 employee volunteer hours, despite the pandemic
  • 35% increase in employee charitable contributions
  • More than $420,000 given to community partners for COVID-19 relief efforts
  • A Social Justice Fund to advance racial equity in the communities where employees live and work

To learn more about The Civic 50 and honorees, visit www.Civic50.org. 


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About Points of Light 

Points of Light is a global nonprofit organization that inspires, equips and mobilizes millions of people to take action that changes the world. We envision a world in which every individual discovers the power to make a difference, creating healthy communities in vibrant, participatory societies. Through 177 affiliates across 38 countries, and in partnership with thousands of nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages 5 million volunteers in 16 million hours of service each year. We bring the power of people to bear where it’s needed most. For more information, visit www.pointsoflight.org.

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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