Welcome to Aflac’s annual Corporate Citizenship Report, published each year in April. This report covers the company’s actions and activities in the calendar year 2013. It highlights the accomplishments emanating primarily from our U.S. headquarters located in Columbus, Georgia. We also maintain two offices New York, Columbia, South Carolina, Omaha Nebraska, and Japan and are consistently driving toward accepted best practices in those areas.
Our goal is to improve and enhance the company’s approach to sustainability efforts and reporting, with greater adherence to accepted business standards such as GRI reporting. To gather information for this report, the Aflac Corporate Social Responsibility Team, led by Corporate Communications, surveyed a diverse group of offices and individuals representing the company’s employee led Green Team, Human Resources, IT, Procurement, Legal, the Diversity Council, Internal Communications, Investor Relations, Facilities Management and Aflac Japan.
The crux of this report focuses on our people, our environment and our processes that are designed to enhance our credentials as a strong advocate for consumers and an honest, transparent company for shareholders, partners and the community.
As an eight-time recipient of Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies designation and a 16 time recipient of FORTUNE Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For award Aflac believes that a key to our success is the spirit of trust that has been built over time. Within this report we document our diverse workforce, our energy reduction efforts, our proven commitment to a great workplace, and our predisposition to conducting business in an ethical fashion.
In this report, Aflac is providing significant data with regard to energy, recycling and emissions and we hope to continue this trend into the future. While the data for this report has not been audited by a third party, we are confident that the figures are accurate to the best of our knowledge and to the best of our ability to gather and analyze the data herein.
To view the full 2013 Aflac Corporate Citizenship Report, please click here.