Awards & recognition

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Unum’s commitment to its customers, its employees and its communities is reflected by the recognition we receive for our work. As a leader in the industry, these accolades speak to the integrity and values of our company, the work environment we have created for our employees and the active role we play as strong corporate citizens.

CORPORATE AWARDS

Forbes Magazine

  • List of America's Best Employers, 2015-2016
  • List of America's 100 Most Trustworthy Companies, 2013
  • List of 150 Most Reputable Companies, 2011-2014

Corporate Responsibility:

  • Newsweek Green Companies, 2012, 2014-2015
  • Dow Jones Sustainability North American Index, 2010-2012, 2014-2015
  • Financial Services Roundtable: Corporate Social Responsibility Award, 2014

Workplace:

  • Best Places to Work in Insurance, Business Insurance, 2009-2012, 2014
  • Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles, National Business Group on Health, 2005, 2007-2014
When Work Works Award, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2014
Ward Group's 50 Top Performers in Life and Health Insurance, 2013 (Unum), 2016 (Starmount Life)

 

BUSINESS AWARDS

Colonial Life

  • Benefits Selling Readers Choice Awards, 2007-2015

Starmount Life

  • Top 100 Life & Health Insurance Companies, LifeHealthPro, 2015
  • America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies, Inc. 5000, 2007, 2009-2012, 2015-2016
  • Top 100 Private Companies, Baton Rouge Business Report, 2006-2016

Unum UK

  • Best Group Risk Provider, Corporate Advisor Awards, 2012-2013
  • Best Group Income Protection, Cover Excellence Awards, 2011, 2013
  • Best Group Risk Provider, Workplace Savings and Benefit Awards, 2013-2014 (VIB) Awards, 2016

 

COMMUNITY AWARDS

 Baton Rouge, Louisiana (Starmount Life)

  • Best Places to Work in Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge Business Report, 2014-2015
  • Inc. Hire Power Award, Country’s Top Job Creators, 2012-2013
  • Louisiana Jump$tart Coalition Award for Advancing Financial Literacy & Health of Employees, 2015-2016
  • Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite Designation, American Heart Association, 2013-2014

Chattanooga, Tennessee

  • Best Places to Work in Chattanooga, Chattanooga Times Free Press “Best of the Best”, 2015
  • Chairman’s Award, American Red Cross of Tennessee, 2014
  • John G. Kain Citizenship Award, Junior Achievement, 2009-2010, 2013

Columbia, South Carolina (Colonial Life)

  • Best Places to Work in South Carolina, Best Companies Group, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014
  • Start! Fit Friendly Company, American Heart Association, 2007-2012, 2014
  • Safety Award, South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, 2007-2009, 2014 2016
  • Outstanding Corporation Award, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Central South Carolina Chapter, 2014
  • Governor’s Volunteer Award, 2014
  • Spirit of the Midlands Award for Corporate Leadership, United Way of the Midlands, 2009-2010, 2014
  • Columbia Choice Award, 2014

Portland, Maine

  • Best Places to Work in Maine, Best Companies Group, 2006-2012, 2014
  • State Merit Award and Business Contribution to Higher Education Award, New England Board of Higher Education, 2013
  • Business of the Year Award, STRIVE, 2014
  • Corporate Partner Award, Red Cross, 2015

Worcester, Massachusetts 

  • LEED Silver Certification, 2014, and Gold Certification, 2015
  • Bowditch Award, Worcester Business Development Corp., 2013 In Carlow, Ire.
  • Corporate and Social Responsibility Award, Carlow Chamber of Commerce, 2014

Unum UK

  • Investor in People (IIP) accreditation, since 1997
  • Gold Payroll Giving Quality Mark, Charities Aid Foundation, 2013-2015
  • Outstanding Individual Achievement Award and Training Award, Rehabilitation First Awards, 2015
  • Highly Commended for Work with Young People, SATRO STEMX Awards, 2015