Unum and its employees in the U.S., U.K. and Ireland contributed more than $13.2 million in corporate and employee contributions and volunteered more than 67,000 hours to charitable organizations in 2018. Beyond helping build stronger communities, the company’s commitment to social responsibility includes helping millions of people gain affordable access to financial protection benefits and creating a world-class workplace for its employees.
“Unum has a long and proud 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 and work,” said Rick McKenney, Unum’s president and chief executive officer. “Giving back is at the core of who we are.”
Unum supports public education programs that help students gain access to opportunities and educators engage students in innovative and creative approaches to learning. For many years, Unum has supported the creation of business-education programs like the Future Ready Institutes in Chattanooga, Tenn.; Jobs for Maine’s Graduates in Portland, Maine; South High Community School partnership in Worcester, Mass.; Boys and Girls Club of the Midlands in Columbia, S.C.; and the LaSalle Elementary partnership in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Other areas of community support include health and wellness, and arts and culture.
As a major presence in the communities where its employees live and work, Unum encourages employee engagement in community outreach by providing time off for volunteer activities and matching employee giving to qualified organizations.
Based on standard volunteer formulas, the 67,000 hours logged by Unum employees is valued at roughly $1.6 million. Additionally, more than 350 Unum employees lend their leadership expertise as board members for various charitable organizations.
Learn more about Unum’s charitable giving.