Aflac Incorporated announced today that the company has released its 2021 Business and Sustainability Report, titled “The Aflac Way: Making a Difference While Balancing Purpose and Profit.” The 2021 Business and Sustainability report is available at investors.aflac.com under “Sustainability.”
The 2021 Business and Sustainability Report provides key insights into Aflac Incorporated’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals and achievements alongside an overview of operations and financial results for the 2021 fiscal year. This year’s report also highlights achievements of the company advancing integration of ESG into its investment and ownership decisions, including: becoming a signatory of the Principles for Responsible Investment; progressing on its path to carbon neutrality and net zero emissions; making $725 million of incremental commitments in qualified investments that address economic mobility and social inequity; allocating $252 million to Green and Social investments within the first year of issuing the company’s first sustainability bond; continuing to foster an inclusive culture in Japan and the U.S.; exceeding $157 million in contributions in support of the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta; supporting 140,000 pediatric patients and their families who stay at the Aflac Parents House in Japan during treatments; and giving a My Special Aflac Duck® to more than 13,000 children since 2018 to provide comfort through their treatment for cancer and most recently, sickle cell disease. It also highlights Aflac Incorporated’s focus on strong governance and commitment to being a good steward of the environment.
About the 2021 Business and Sustainability Report, Aflac Incorporated Chairman and CEO Dan Amos commented: “I don’t think it’s coincidental that Aflac has achieved success while focusing on doing the right things. In fact, I believe they go hand in hand. I’m proud of what we have accomplished in terms of both our social purpose and earnings results – in other words, balancing purpose and profit. Throughout this report, you will see Aflac’s sound business strategies, unique company culture, and commitment to doing business the right way, including our commitment to diversity, the environment, governance and our communities. This is all done through the lens of balancing purpose and profit.”
Aflac Incorporated President and Chief Operating Officer Frederick J. Crawford added: “ESG is all about doing right by not only our shareholders, but also our employees, policyholders, and the communities in which they live and work. We’ve always had purpose, but now we have the stakeholder support and measurement tools to help us meet our profit goals in ways that also meet our environmental and social goals. We recognize that to become and remain an industry leader in ESG, every company, including Aflac, needs to adapt continuously, and that is what we are doing. In the spirit of the transparency we prioritize, we’ve posted material that our investors have expressed an interest in seeing, including the company’s 2020 Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) Report, the Aflac U.S. 2020 EEO-1 Disclosure and the company’s Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) submission.”
The report also integrates various reporting frameworks, including the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), which are easily located in the report’s ESG Reporting Index.
Investors may learn more about Aflac Incorporated and its commitment to environmental, social, and governance (ESG), and social responsibility, at investors.aflac.com under “Sustainability.” Posted there is the company’s 2020 Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) Report, the Aflac U.S. 2020 EEO-1 Disclosure and the company’s Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) submission.
Source: Aflac Incorporated – from: PR Newswire