Aflac has always placed high value on being a great corporate citizen. This giving spirit takes the spotlight in the insurer’s 2013 Corporate Citizenship Report. In this video, you will see highlights of initiatives outlined in the report including their recognition on Ethisphere Institute’s list of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the 8th straight year.
The company is celebrating their 20-year commitment to helping treat and cure childhood cancer. In 2013, the company surpassed the $87 million mark in total charitable contributions to the Aflac Cancer Center, with Aflac’s independent agents voluntarily donating more than $425,000 each month.
In addition to these financial donations, Aflac’s employees are involved in hands-on efforts to give back to the communities they serve. For example, in 2013, employees in Columbus, Georgia, participated in their 8th Habitat for Humanity home build. Similarly, employees in Aflac’s Columbia, South Carolina, group insurance offices volunteered for the Harvest Hope food bank.
Diversity in the workforce is another crucial component of Aflac’s success, and this commitment to inclusivity extends to the suppliers with which Aflac works. In 2013, Aflac increased its spending on ensuring supplier diversity to 8 percent.
In its quest to become a more sustainable and environmentally friendly company, Aflac saved more than 19 million sheets of paper and over $2.4 million by moving some communications and policy services online. It became the first insurance company in the U.S. to become ISO 50001 energy management systems certified and celebrated its third consecutive year of inclusion on the Dow Jones Sustainability index.
Download their 2013 Corporate Citizen Report for more information on Aflac’s commitment to its long-held values of giving, diversity, and sustainability at Aflac.com.