Aflac Takes 3 Bulldog Awards for Corporate Social Responsibility
COLUMBUS, Ga., Feb. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the United States, announced today that the company has taken home three coveted Bulldog Awards for its Corporate Social Responsibility program. Bulldog Awards celebrate the finest in corporate communications and public relations. Bulldog Reporter is a leading provider of media relations and PR strategy.
The three awards Aflac received, bronze for the “Best Annual Report on CSR and/or Sustainability,” silver for the “Best CSR Campaign: Organizations with $1 Billion-$5 Billion in Revenue (Aflac U.S. Revenue),” and gold for “Outstanding CSR/Sustainability Executive” for Corporate Communications recognizing Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications Catherine Blades, are a clear indication that Aflac’s commitment to creating a national dialogue about corporate ethics and responsibility is taking hold.
“At Aflac, we do the right thing because it’s the right thing to do. We appreciate the recognition from Bulldog Reporter and more importantly we are proud of our efforts in regards to creating awareness for childhood cancer. By focusing on helping families facing this devastating disease, we hope that we are inspiring other businesses to also take the lead in responsible behavior,” Blades said.
In 2016, with a mission to create the first series of national conversations focused on the research and treatment of pediatric cancer, Aflac participated in several events, coordinated through Aflac’s philanthropic “Duckprints” program, including CureFest, a grassroots event held at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., and Chasing Cancer, the Washington Post’s first forum on cancer. Additionally, Aflac eclipsed the $113 million mark for contributions to treating and ultimately eradicating childhood cancer, including donations of approximately $500,000 every month from Aflac’s independent sales associates.
In 2016, Aflac commissioned its second annual CSR survey, which provides insights into the impact of corporate responsibility on consumers and investors. “The findings of this survey clearly demonstrate that by being a socially conscious member of the community, consumers and investors are much more likely to support your business, reflecting that the alignment of a company’s philanthropic, sustainability, workforce management and leadership initiatives with core business values should be a business imperative,” said Blades.