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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Employee benefits leader Unum
(NYSE: UNM), has been named an honoree of the “Civic 50” by Points
of Light
, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer
service. The annual ranking provides a national standard for superior
corporate citizenship and showcases how companies can use their time,
skills and resources to impact their communities.

Honorees in the Civic 50 are 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 including
investment, integration, institutionalization and impact.

“Unum has a long history of making a difference in people’s lives, from
our customers to our employees — and, just as importantly, to the
communities where we live, work and play,” said Cary Olson-Cartwright,
assistant vice president of corporate social responsibility for Unum.
“It’s an honor to receive this award by the Civic 50, and we thank them
for recognizing our commitment to the communities we serve and support.”

Unum scored particularly high for total volunteer hours, senior
leadership involvement and employee incentives programs, such as paid
time off to volunteer, grant matching, awards and more. In 2018, the

  • Invested more than $13.2 million in total corporate and employee
    contributions to charitable causes
  • Collected more than 1 million meals for various non-profit partners
  • Logged more than 67,000 volunteer hours

The Civic 50 survey instrument consists of quantitative and
multiple-choice questions that inform the scoring process. It’s the only
survey and ranking system that exclusively measures corporate
involvement in communities. To learn more about The Civic 50, 2019
honorees, and insights from this year’s survey, visit

About Unum Group

is a leading provider of financial protection benefits in the
United States and the United Kingdom and the leading provider of
disability income protection in the world. Its businesses are Unum US,
Colonial Life, Unum UK, and Unum Poland. 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 $11.6
billion in 2018, and provided $7.2 billion in benefits.

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About Points of Light

Points of Light – the world’s largest organization dedicated to
volunteer service – mobilizes millions of people to take action that is
changing the world. Through affiliates in 250 cities across 37 countries
and in partnership with thousands of nonprofits and corporations, Points
of Light engages 5 million volunteers in 20 million hours of service
each year. We bring the power of people to bear where it’s needed most.
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