Leading insurer recognized for fair business practices
COLUMBUS, Ga., May 16, 2007 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- Citizenship, transparency,
innovation and reputation are some of the attributes that make Aflac one of
the globe's most upstanding companies according to Ethisphere magazine's July
issue featuring the World's Most Ethical Companies list.
"We are especially proud to be recognized as an ethical company. This
honor is a testament to our commitment to providing the best corporate
governance and transparent communication, which ultimately benefits our
customers, employees and shareholders," said Dan Amos, Aflac's chairman and
Ethisphere magazine is the world's largest publication dedicated to
compliance, ethics and corporate social responsibility. In researching over
5,000 companies across the globe, researchers and editors of the publication
measured each corporation in a rigorous eight-step process that scored each
company against several distinct ethical leadership criteria, including:
- Industry Leadership
- Executive Leadership
- Legal and Regulatory
- Internal Systems
After examining the companies in great depth about compliance and ethical
activities in these areas, the companies were scored relative to industry
peers to make the final listing.
"This was a rigorous process that identified a select group of companies
that were unequalled in their industries for their commitment to ethical
leadership and corporate social responsibility. These organizations go beyond
making statements about doing business ethically; they translate those words
into action," said Alex Brigham, executive editor of Ethisphere magazine.
Earlier this year, Aflac was named to Fortune magazine's list of America's
Most Admired Companies for the seventh consecutive year.
For more than 50 years, Aflac products have given policyholders the
opportunity to direct cash where it is needed most when a life-interrupting
medical event causes financial challenges. Aflac is the number one provider of
guaranteed-renewable insurance in the United States and the number one
insurance company in terms of individual insurance policies in force in Japan.
Our insurance products provide protection to more than 40 million people
worldwide. Aflac has been included in Fortune magazine's listing of America's
Most Admired Companies for seven consecutive years and in Fortune magazine's
list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for nine consecutive
years. Aflac has also been recognized three times by both Fortune magazine's
listing of the Top 50 Employers for Minorities and Working Mother magazine's
listing of the 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers. Aflac Incorporated is a
Fortune 500 company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol
AFL. To find out more about Aflac, visit aflac.com.
Yolonda L. King
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(706) 320-2288 Fax
SOURCE Aflac Incorporated