Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at U.S. worksites, celebrated its 2017 corporate social responsibility (CSR) accomplishments by unveiling its2017 CSR Report: More Than a Promise. The comprehensive report highlights the actions and initiatives led by the company's leaders, employees and independent sales agents, bringing to life and going beyond Aflac's 63-year promise to be there when you need us most.
Comprehensive Report Focuses on Heroes Who Help Keep Company's Promises to the Community
COLUMBUS, Ga., Sept. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at U.S. worksites, celebrated its 2017 corporate social responsibility (CSR) accomplishments by unveiling its 2017 CSR Report: More Than a Promise. The comprehensive report highlights the actions and initiatives led by the company's leaders, employees and independent sales agents, bringing to life and going beyond Aflac's 63-year promise to be there when you need us most.
The report reflects Aflac's dedication to bringing value to the community through ethics, diversity and inclusion, philanthropy and sustainability – elements deemed of the highest importance by Reputation Institute, the gold standard in reputation tracking.
"Aflac stands firmly behind the promise that we have kept since the founding of the company in 1955: to operate our business in a way that is both profitable and responsible," said Aflac Chief Brand and Communications Officer Catherine Hernandez-Blades. "From the inception of our One Day PaySM model to the invention of My Special Aflac Duck™, a robotic duck designed to help children and families engage and connect as they go through cancer treatments, our company raises expectations year after year, striving to deliver on a commitment to our community, shareholders, policyholders, employees and independent sales agents."
This year, Aflac honors policyholders and several employees and independent sales agents who have embodied this year's theme, "More than a Promise." Through shared stories about courage and demonstrating Aflac's ethical business practices, productive and inclusive workplaces, philanthropic efforts, environmental sustainability initiatives, and global perspective and reach, the annual CSR Report sheds light on Aflac's programmatic efforts to live by and operate under the notion that being a good corporate citizen is not only the right thing to do, but it is also good for business.
These "CSR Heroes" delivered more than a promise:
In the fall, Aflac will launch an online interactive web quiz for elementary-aged children personifying several elements of corporate social responsibility. The quiz will arm educators with an interactive resource that encourages citizenship through example, investing in tomorrow's leaders today.
"We are very excited about this new resource, as we know it can help create a new generation of leaders who will prioritize the importance of giving back. It will encourage teachers, parents and counselors to focus a part of their lessons to the very important idea that being a strong leader starts with caring about others," Hernandez-Blades said.
The 2017 Aflac Corporate Social Responsibility Report marks the company's third year of dedicated work toward adherence of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) criteria, the world's most widely used sustainability reporting framework. The report also includes the first year of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDG) reporting, contributing to Aflac's global shared value. Disclosures that fulfill GRI G4 Core and UN-SDGs, the latest guidelines, are noted throughout.
Visit Aflac.com/csrreport to see the full 2017 Aflac Corporate Social Responsibility Report, "More Than a Promise."
When a policyholder gets sick or hurt, Aflac pays cash benefits fast. For more than six decades, Aflac insurance policies have given policyholders the opportunity to focus on recovery, not financial stress. In the United States, Aflac is the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite. Through its trailblazing One Day PaySM initiative, for eligible claims, Aflac U.S. can process, approve and electronically send funds to claimants for quick access to cash in just one business day. In Japan, Aflac is the leading provider of medical and cancer insurance and insures 1 in 4 households. Aflac insurance products help provide protection to more than 50 million people worldwide. For 12 consecutive years, Aflac has been recognized by Ethisphere as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies. In 2018, Fortune magazine recognized Aflac as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in America for the 20th consecutive year and included Aflac on its list of World's Most Admired Companies for the 17th time. Aflac Incorporated is a Fortune 500 company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFL. To find out more about Aflac and One Day PaySM, visit aflac.com or aflac.com/espanol.
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