As an employee benefits company, we know the value of a healthy and happy workforce – and that’s why we invest in things like flexible work hours, on-site fitness centers and comprehensive health benefits.
We also believe health and well-being should extend beyond the workplace.
The way we see it, a healthy, active community is a successful one. Whether we’re raising funds or raising roofs, we believe our investment in programs that improve health, wellbeing and quality of life is an investment in an even brighter future.
Building healthy communities
Our efforts start at the local level.
In Portland, Maine, for example, we support a partnership between Goodwill Industries of Northern New England and The Opportunity Alliance, an organization that provides resources for mental health, and crisis intervention and prevention. The partnership helps address barriers to employment for low- and moderate-income individuals.
We also support causes which have a greater reach.
When Ironman competitions take place in Chattanooga, Tenn., every May and September, for instance, Unum employees come out in force to help volunteer for the events. Athletes from around the world come to town to compete in these triathlons, which raise funds to support the Crohns and Colitis Foundation.
In the U.K., Unum partnered with national organization Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), an organization committed to reduce the number of deaths from undiagnosed heart conditions. Our employees provide fundraising and volunteer support for CRY.
Improving the lives of people with disabilities
Partnering with institutions that help improve the lives of people with disabilities is also a natural fit for us, because we know the effects living with a disability can have on people of all ages.
In addition to making monetary contributions, our employees spend a lot of time at these organizations as well.
From STRIVE in Portland and Signal Centers and Placement Consortium in Chattanooga to Special Olympics Massachusetts and Hope Lodge in Worcester, Mass., you’ll find Unum employees making sure people with disabilities get the help they need to make life a little better.
To learn more about the emphasis we place on contributing to positive change in the places where we live and work, take a look at our corporate responsibility report.