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Work with a carrier that cares: Aflac

In 2021, it’s not difficult to find Fortune 200 companies that tout their investment in matters of social justice, ethics and environmental responsibility. The difference with Aflac is that we’ve been doing it for decades.

From the beginning, Aflac was rooted in “The Aflac Way” – a guiding principle of respect, care and transparency. That takes form first and foremost with how we treat our employees, partners and policyholders. It also comes to life in things like our diversity, equity and inclusion program, which began when the chair and CEO of Aflac approached the company’s human resources leaders in 1999 and said what he often says, “I don’t want everybody sitting at the table to look like me.”1 It comes to life in our 15 consecutive appearances on Ethisphere’s annual list of the World’s Most Ethical Companies.

This isn’t just a nice benefit of working with Aflac. It’s an assurance that when you include Aflac in your portfolio, you’re offering businesses an opportunity to partner with a company that has a positive impact on society, which 67% of consumers say is important when determining which organizations to support in the wake of Covid-19.2

Want to know more about how Aflac contributes to the world? Read on.

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Aflac is a responsible steward of the environment.

  • Since 2007, we’ve instituted policies that have led to a 60% reduction in carbon emissions and a 50% reduction in energy consumption, measured by kilowatt-hours per square foot. Aflac became carbon neutral in 2020 for Scopes 1 and 2 by reducing emissions and by purchasing renewable energy credits and carbon offsets.3
  • We have also diverted more than 750,000 pounds of paper waste from landfills in 2020.3
  • We are ISO14000 certified in our operations. Before that, we were the first insurance company in the U.S. to be registered as an ISO 50001 Energy Management System, which represents the latest best-practice in energy improvement.3
  • Our own ESG investment strategy includes green or sustainable bonds and infrastructure debt that supports the expansion of renewable energy initiatives.3
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Aflac is fueled by diversity.

  • We work with nationally recognized compensation consulting firms to validate the consistency, legitimacy and equitability of our compensation practices.3
  • Of all new personnel hired in 2020, 44% were minorities and 56% were women.3
  • 46% of Aflac’s U.S. employees are minorities and 65% are women.3
  • 64% of Aflac’s board members are minorities or women.3
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Aflac cares about the communities it serves, not just the bottom line.

  • We’ve donated more than $150 million to support pediatric cancer research,3 and have pledged a $25 million commitment to the Black Economic Development Fund from the Local Initiatives Support Corporation4 and $1 million to combating the opioid crisis in rural America.5
  • In 2020, our U.S. employees logged more than 10,900 hours of volunteer work.3
  • In 2020, we were named to Points of Light’s Civic 50 list of the Most Community-Minded companies in the U.S. – for the third year running.6

Learn more about Aflac’s community impact.