Points of Light named Aflac one of the most community-minded companies for the fifth consecutive year
Aflac named one of 50 most community-minded companies in the US for fifth consecutive year by Points of Light. The Civic 50 is the only ranking system that exclusively measures corporate involvement in communities. 72.4% of Aflac's corporate donations were for minority-based causes in 2021.
Aflac Incorporated, a leading U.S. supplemental health insurance provider, was named to Points of Light's Civic 50 list, demonstrating its commitment to corporate responsibility and purpose. Aflac has received this honor for five years. Points of Light says The Civic 50 is the only survey and ranking system that measures corporate community involvement.
"We are extremely pleased to be part of The Civic 50 list once again in 2022, as it validates that we are doing business the right way, through our products and services, our commitment to community and our determination to have a social impact,"
said Aflac Chairman and CEO Dan Amos. "Whether through our dedication to children and families facing cancer, our significant social investments in the community or our diverse and inclusive workplace, we at Aflac pride ourselves on mattering to people — not just from a business perspective, but as part of the overall equation in making families' lives better."
72.4% of Aflac's corporate donations went to minority-based causes in 2021, addressing food and health inequalities in underserved communities. Aflac's independent sales agents donated over $5.5 million from commission checks and volunteered over 12,000 hours to the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta in 2021. Since 1995, Aflac has donated over $160 million to the Aflac Cancer Center, which treats nearly 2,500 children with cancer and over 5,800 with sickle cell disease, hemophilia, and other blood disorders in the U.S.
Aflac also spent $29 million with diverse suppliers as part of its longstanding commitment to DEI. It pledged $313 million in qualified investments for U.S. social and DEI initiatives.
The Civic 50 has set a national standard for corporate citizenship and shown how companies can use their time, skills, and resources to improve their communities and workplaces for 10 years. The Civic 50 honorees have annual U.S. revenues of at least $1 billion and are selected based on four dimensions of their corporate citizenship and social impact programs: investment of resources, integration across business functions, institutionalization through policies and systems, and impact measurement.
"Corporate leadership and civic engagement is critical for strengthening communities," said Points of Light president and CEO Natalye Paquin. "Our latest global research shows 86% of people expect companies to address social issues. Aflac is showing how to use employee talent, business models, and assets to create deep impact and transformative change."
The Civic 50 survey is administered by True Impact and consists of quantitative and multiple-choice questions that inform the scoring process. To view the full report and see the complete list of The Civic 50 2022 honorees, visit www.pointsoflight.org/the-civic-50.
Source: Aflac newsroom