Aflac on Ethisphere's World's Most Ethical Companies List for 15th Consecutive Year
March 18, 2021 at 06:00 AM EDT
SOURCE: Aflac IncorporatedDESCRIPTION:
COLUMBUS, Ga., March, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- Aflac, a leading provider of supplemental insurance products in the U.S., today announced it has once again been named as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices. This is the 15th consecutive year that Aflac has appeared on the prestigious ethics list, making it the only insurance company to hold this distinction every year since the inception of the honor in 2007.
"As we continue to weigh the impact of the global pandemic and the racial justice issues that defined 2020, it is particularly gratifying that Aflac appears on the World's Most Ethical Companies list for the 15th consecutive year. This is a tribute to our employees, who are dedicated to treating all of our policyholders, investors and other stakeholders, including each other, with fairness and dignity," said Aflac Chairman and CEO Dan Amos. "We never take this recognition for granted, and now, more than ever, we work hard to earn it each and every year."
According to Ethisphere, the World's Most Ethical Companies assessment process is grounded in Ethisphere's proprietary Ethics Quotient® and includes more than 200 questions on culture, environmental and social practices; ethics and compliance activities; governance; diversity and initiatives that support a strong value chain. The process serves as an operating framework to capture and codify the leading practices of organizations across industries and around the globe. This year's survey included specific questions to probe how applicants adapted and responded to the global health pandemic; environmental, social and governance factors; safety; equity and inclusion, as well as social justice issues.
"This honor reflects Aflac's commitment to a robust environmental, social and governance (ESG) program, a top priority for us in today's environment, along with our commitment to ensuring quality products and services, and delivering value to our stakeholders," said Aflac Incorporated President Fred Crawford. "Ethisphere has long been the tip of the spear in measuring companies' ethics programs, which is why we are always pleased to receive the World's Most Ethical Companies honor. We believe it validates our culture of integrity, transparency and purpose — key components of a profitable business."
"While addressing the tough challenges of 2020, we saw companies lead – above all other institutions – on earning the trust of stakeholders through resilience and a commitment to ethics and integrity," said Ethisphere CEO Timothy Erblich. "The World's Most Ethical Companies honorees continue to demonstrate an unwavering commitment to the highest values and to positively impacting the communities they serve. Congratulations to everyone at Aflac for earning the World's Most Ethical Companies designation."
To find out more about Aflac's commitment to ESG and social responsibility, please go to esg.aflac.com.
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