Aflac Recognized as One of America's 50 Most Community-Minded Companies
Tuesday, June 26th, 2018
Aflac, the leading provider of voluntary insurance at the worksite in the United States, announced that Points of Light has named Aflac to its 2018 Civic 50 list. According to their website, Points of Light is the world's largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. The Civic 50 provides a national standard for superior corporate citizenship and showcases how companies can use their time, skills and other resources to improve the communities in which they do business. The award recognizes Aflac as one of the most community-minded companies in the United States.
"As research continues to show that consumers, investors and the general public respect and admire companies that are not only successful, but also demonstrate great concern for the community, we are extremely pleased that Aflac is being recognized as a top company for social responsibility," Aflac Senior Vice President, Chief Brand and Communications Officer Catherine Hernandez-Blades said. "Whether it is our 23-year commitment to childhood cancer initiatives, being ever mindful of our environment, or treating our employees with respect and dignity, while embracing diversity, Aflac remains committed to the idea that 'doing good' in the community is in the best interest of the business."
The Civic 50 winners were announced at Service Unites 2018, Points of Light's annual conference on volunteering and service, in Atlanta, Georgia, where leaders from across sectors gathered to discuss social innovation, civic engagement and cross-sector collaboration.
"The Civic 50 truly highlights the commitment of community and civic engagement of America's leading brands," said Natalye Paquin, president and CEO, Points of Light. "Points of Light believes that people drive change in addressing society's growing and most profound challenges. The business community plays an important role in creating and delivering innovative solutions that drive social good in the communities where they live and work."
The Civic 50 is composed of public and private companies with U.S. operations and revenues of $1 billion or more and are selected based on four dimensions of their U.S. community engagement program: investment, integration, institutionalization and impact.
True Impact, a company specializing in helping organizations maximize and measure their social and business value, administered the Civic 50 survey. The survey instrument consists of quantitative and multiple-choice questions that inform the Civic 50 scoring process. The Civic 50 is the only survey and ranking system that exclusively measures corporate involvement in communities.
Aflac's award-winning CSR program has also recently received top honors from the 2018 Public Relations Society of America's Silver Anvil Awards and The Holmes Report's 2018 SABRE Awards.