New report details nonprofit support, public policy work and environmental efforts
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Jun 19, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- By giving more than $8 million to nonprofit organizations in 2007,
Unum (NYSE: UNM) and its employees contributed to the company's strong
culture of good corporate citizenship.
In its recently published 2008 corporate social responsibility
report, Unum offers a detailed look at the ways the company
contributes to communities, builds strong public/private partnerships
and helps employees lead balanced, rewarding lives.
"A key part of corporate responsibility is our community support,"
said CEO Tom Watjen. "But social responsibility is about more than the
giving of our time and money to the communities we serve. It is about
how we engage our fellow citizens, as well as about the actions we
take with respect to issues that are important to us all - such as
health, education, the environment and corporate governance."
The report, titled "A World of Benefits," also details Unum's
efforts on environmental responsibility, the company's corporate
governance structure and the role of our products in supporting the
needs of employers, employees and their families.
Highlights from the report include:
-- Community Support: Unum employees donated more than 50,000
volunteer hours in 2007, and gave $2.3 million to charities
out of their own pockets. In addition, Unum contributed $6
million to nonprofit organizations in the United States and
the United Kingdom.
-- Public Policy: Senior Unum executives have testified at
Congressional hearings to help Social Security and the
Department of Veterans Affairs modernize their claims
-- Commitment to employees: Offering varied skills and leadership
training, flexible work schedules and health resource centers
on our main campuses are just a few ways Unum honors its
commitment to providing employees with professional
development opportunities and a healthy work-life balance.
-- Environmental Responsibility: Since 2006, Unum has recycled
more than 2,100 tons of paper and cardboard. This year we
launched a ride share program so employees can easily locate
other commuters from their areas and reduce fuel consumption.
The paper used to produce the corporate social responsibility
report was made from 100 percent post-consumer fibers and manufactured
entirely with wind energy.
Download the report at www.unum.com.
Unum (www.unum.com) is one of the leading providers of employee
benefits products and services in the United States and the United
Kingdom. Through its subsidiaries, Unum Group provided more than $6
billion in total benefits to customers in 2007.
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