CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Employee benefits leader Unum (NYSE: UNM), has been named an honoree of the “Civic 50” by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. The annual ranking provides a national standard for superior corporate citizenship and showcases how companies can use their time, skills and resources to impact their communities.
Honorees in the Civic 50 are public and private companies with U.S. operations and revenues of $1 billion or more, and are selected based on four dimensions of their U.S. community engagement program including investment, integration, institutionalization and impact.
“Unum has a long history of making a difference in people's lives, from our customers to our employees — and, just as importantly, to the communities where we live, work and play,” said Cary Olson-Cartwright, assistant vice president of corporate social responsibility for Unum. “It’s an honor to receive this award by the Civic 50, and we thank them for recognizing our commitment to the communities we serve and support.”
Unum scored particularly high for total volunteer hours, senior leadership involvement and employee incentives programs, such as paid time off to volunteer, grant matching, awards and more. In 2018, the company:
- Invested more than $13.2 million in total corporate and employee contributions to charitable causes
- Collected more than 1 million meals for various non-profit partners
- Logged more than 67,000 volunteer hours
The Civic 50 survey instrument consists of quantitative and multiple-choice questions that inform the scoring process. It’s the only survey and ranking system that exclusively measures corporate involvement in communities. To learn more about The Civic 50, 2019 honorees, and insights from this year’s survey, visit www.Civic50.org.
About Unum Group
Unum Group is a leading provider of financial protection benefits in the United States and the United Kingdom and the leading provider of disability income protection in the world. Its businesses are Unum US, Colonial Life, Unum UK, and Unum Poland. Unum’s portfolio includes disability, life, accident and critical illness, dental and vision coverage, which help protect millions of working people and their families in the event of an illness or injury. Unum also provides stop-loss coverage to help self-insured employers protect against unanticipated medical costs. The company reported revenues of $11.6 billion in 2018, and provided $7.2 billion in benefits.
About Points of Light
Points of Light – the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service – mobilizes millions of people to take action that is changing the world. Through affiliates in 250 cities across 37 countries and in partnership with thousands of nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages 5 million volunteers in 20 million hours of service each year. We bring the power of people to bear where it’s needed most. For more information, go to www.pointsoflight.org.