COLUMBUS, Ga., Oct. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, the leading provider of voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the U.S., announced today that the company has once again been listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America List for 2016. According to RobecoSAM, which conducts the annual assessment, a record 867 companies participated in the Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA), which consisted of more than 100 financially relevant questions.
In the 2016 assessment, Aflac finished ahead of the Insurance industry average in several categories, including Code of Conduct, Corporate Governance, Customer Relationship Management, Environmental Reporting, Operational Eco-Efficiency, Risk Detection, Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy, Labor Practice and Human Rights, Occupational Health and Safety, and Talent Attraction and Retention.
"Research indicates that corporate social responsibility and sustainability are becoming more and more important to consumers and investors, especially among the younger generations of Americans," Aflac Senior Vice President of Business Services and Chair of the company's Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, Eric Seldon said. "We are pleased that Aflac has once again landed on the DJSI North America Index, as it provides validation of our deep concern for being a strong steward of our environment, our community and the footprints we leave on our world."
The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices were launched in 1999 as the first global sustainability benchmarks. The indices are offered cooperatively by RobecoSAM and S&P Dow Jones Indices. The family of indices tracks the stock performance of the world's leading companies in terms of economic, environmental and social criteria. The indices serve as benchmarks for investors who integrate sustainability considerations into their portfolios and provide an effective engagement platform for companies who want to adopt sustainable best practices.
When a policyholder gets sick or hurt, Aflac pays cash benefits fast. For six decades, Aflac insurance policies have given policyholders the opportunity to focus on recovery, not financial stress. In the United States, Aflac is the leading provider of voluntary insurance at the worksite. Through its trailblazing One Day PaySM initiative, Aflac U.S. can receive, process, approve and disburse payment for eligible claims in one business day. In Japan, Aflac is the leading provider of medical and cancer insurance and insures 1 in 4 households. Aflac individual and group insurance products help provide protection to more than 50 million people worldwide. For 10 consecutive years, Aflac has been recognized by Ethisphere as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies. In 2016, Fortune magazine recognized Aflac as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for the 18th consecutive year and included Aflac on its list of Most Admired Companies for the 15th time, ranking the company No. 1 in innovation for the insurance, life and health category for the second consecutive year. In 2015, Aflac's contact centers were recognized by J.D. Power by providing "An Outstanding Customer Service Experience" for the Live Phone Channel. Aflac Incorporated is a Fortune 500 company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFL. To find out more about Aflac and One Day PaySM, visit aflac.com or espanol.aflac.com.
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