Responsibility

A strong commitment to our communities is one of Unum's core values. In fact, we place particular emphasis on contributing to positive change in the places where we live and work. Helping our communities become better is a natural extension of the commitment we make each and every day to our customers — to help employers manage their businesses and employees protect their families and livelihoods.

Our social commitment

Read about our commitment to our communities.

Corporate citizenship report
  • Community involvement

    We are committed to helping people when they need us most – a philosophy that guides both our business practices and our community involvement. Our primary goal is to enhance educational opportunities for our children and those of our neighbors. But we’re also committed to outreach efforts in disability, health and wellness and arts and culture. We have a proud heritage of giving, both through donations to charitable organizations in the U.S. and the U.K. and Ireland, as well as supporting organizations through our employees’ volunteer efforts.

  • Public policy

    As a leader in providing financial protection benefits, we have a responsibility to help people understand the importance and value of a financial safety net. One of the best ways we can do that is to encourage dialogue among private companies, the public sector and key nonprofit organizations to ensure people are protected financially in the event they cannot work.

  • Diversity

    An important part of our success as a company is our commitment to diversity in the workplace. In fact, achieving our business goals and serving our customers well depends on fostering a workplace that attracts highly committed and skilled employees of diverse backgrounds.

  • Green initiatives

    We are proud to support responsible initiatives that minimize our impact on the environment and help create sustainable communities. We work hard to achieve this goal through conservation efforts, affiliations with organizations committed to developing sustainable communities, and fostering a culture of responsibility among our employees.

Our social commitment

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Being responsible corporate citizens benefits the company, employees, our neighbors and society. Read about these social benefits in our 2013 corporate citizenship report.

Integrity. Commitment. Accountability.

Unum's Code of Conduct is designed to maximize transparency and foster an environment of openness and accountability. Read about the principles of our company through our code of conduct.