Unum recognized as one of the most community-minded companies

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Unum recognized as one of the most community-minded companies

Companies impact more than their employees and the customers they serve. At Unum, the impact stretches to our communities. That’s why Unum is now part of The Civic 50 by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service.

“To be named one of the 50 most community-minded companies in the United States is a significant honor,” said Cary Olson Cartwright, assistant vice president of Corporate Social Responsibility at Unum. “Our colleagues’ caring spirit is evident. We are thrilled to be recognized for the social good we provide to the communities we serve.”

The Civic 50 sets a national standard for superior corporate citizenship and showcases how companies can use their time, skills and resources to impact their communities.

Companies with revenues of $1 billion or more are selected based on four dimensions of their U.S. community engagement programs – investment, integration, institutionalization and impact.

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. Here are just a few stats from 2018:

  • Invested more than $13.2 million in total corporate and employee contributions to charitable causes
  • Raised more than 1 million meals for various non-profit partners
  • Logged more than 67,000 volunteer hours spanning from corporate-wide events like Day of Caring or the United Way campaign, to approved personal events

Read Unum’s 2018 Corporate Responsibility Report to learn more.

“Every day I witness how giving back is engrained in the culture of our company,” said Miles Huff, community relations specialist at Unum. “To receive an award like this is a huge honor, and a testament to what I already knew to be true – Unum is unlike any other company out there. Our employees not only care about our customers, but also about making the world a better place.”

Visit the The Civic 50 website to view the full list of honorees.

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