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Unum’s community support, workplace culture highlighted in 2016 Corporate Responsibility Report

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 2:30 pm EDT



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Non-profits from communities across the U.S. and U.K. share how partnerships with @unumnews make them stronger

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Non-profit organizations from communities across the U.S. and U.K. share how partnerships with Unum (NYSE: UNM) make them stronger in Unum’s 2016 Corporate Responsibility Report. Their stories feature Unum’s focus and commitment to social responsibility, particularly in education, health, wellness, arts and culture.

“We’re a staff of five employees serving 4,300 athletes and managing events throughout our state,” says Phil Geelhoed, president and CEO of Special Olympics Maine. “Far beyond financial support, employees from Unum commit hundreds of hours to rolling up their sleeves to help plan events, serve as officials and, most important, support the athletes themselves.”

Other organizations highlighted in the report include the Richland County School District Two in South Carolina and The Hanover Theatre in Massachusetts.

The report also highlights the social value of the support Unum provides customers, as well as the company’s focus on diversity and inclusion, and sustainability and eco-friendly operation.

“At Unum, we’re dedicated to building and nurturing a dynamic and welcoming workplace – one that embraces differences, fosters collaboration, promotes wellness, and encourages employees to bring their best ideas to work every day,” said Diane Garofalo, senior vice president of corporate human resources at Unum.

In 2016, Unum and its employees in the U.S., U.K. and Ireland contributed more than $12.4 million and volunteered more than 87,000 hours to charitable organizations.

View the complete 2016 Corporate Responsibility Report at


Unum Group ( is a leading provider of financial protection benefits in the United States and the United Kingdom. Its primary businesses are Unum US, Colonial Life, Starmount and Unum UK. Unum’s portfolio includes disability, life, accident and critical illness, dental and vision coverage, which help protect millions of working people and their families in the event of an illness or injury. Unum also provides stop-loss coverage to help self-insured employers protect against unanticipated medical costs. The company reported revenues of $11 billion in 2016, and provided $6.9 billion in benefits.

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Unum employees serve as reading mentors to students from Presumpscot School in Portland, Maine. (Photo: Business Wire)
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