Unum's commitment to give back to its communities remained strong in 2010, as the company donated more than $6.7 million to worthwhile causes - a 3-percent increase over the previous year. Employees followed the company's lead, giving an additional $2.7 million last year to non-profit organizations.
"And each year, employees join us in demonstrating that commitment. Supporting our communities is a natural extension of how we serve our customers every day."
"As one of the core values of our business, social responsibility has always been a priority for our company," said Unum President and CEO Tom Watjen. "And each year, employees join us in demonstrating that commitment. Supporting our communities is a natural extension of how we serve our customers every day."
Unum provides financial protection through employee benefits such as disability, life and long-term care insurance to more than 25 million people in the United States and United Kingdom. The company is headquartered in Chattanooga with major operations in Portland, Maine; Worcester, Mass.; Glendale, Calif.; and in the U.K. as well as in Columbia, S.C., through its Colonial Life business.
The company's charitable giving is focused on organizations that improve four main areas: public education, disabilities, health and wellness, and arts and culture. Throughout the year, hundreds of organizations and thousands of individuals benefit from the company's generosity.
The United Way was the biggest beneficiary of Unum's charitable giving last year, receiving nearly $1 million from the company. Combined with employee contributions to the United Way, the total gift to the organization was more than $2.5 million in 2010.
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