Aflac Retains Membership on FTSE4Good Index
Index Measures Performance of Companies for Corporate Responsibility Standards
COLUMBUS, Ga., April 17, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ga., April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Aflac, the number one provider
of supplemental insurance in the United States^1, announced that the company
has retained its membership on the FTSE4Good Index. FTSE, a leader in global
indices, has included Aflac as a member of this prestigious index since 2011.
Aflac is one of 159 U.S. Companies currently included on the list.
The FTSE4Good Index Series objectively measures the performance of companies
that meet globally recognized corporate responsibility standards, according to
the FTSE website. For inclusion, eligible companies must meet criteria
requirements regarding sustainability, human rights, supply chain labor
standards, countering bribery and climate change.
"Aflac strives to be a good neighbor in our community by making sustainability
and social responsibility a cultural priority," Aflac's Chairman and CEO Dan
Amos said. "We are proud of our membership on the FTSE4Good Index because it
validates our belief that being a good corporate citizen makes good business
sense, and it is also the right thing to do."
To compile the index, FTSE works with Ethical Investment Research Services
(EIRIS) and its network of international partners to research company
corporate responsibility performance. Researchers use a variety of mechanisms
to access the most up-to-date data including annual reports, information on
company websites, and questionnaires to aid in determining if a company meets
the criteria for inclusion.
In addition to FTSE4Good membership, Ethisphere magazine also included Aflac
on its list of the World's Most Ethical Companies for the seventh consecutive
year in 2013. Aflac is one of 159 United States companies and 722 globally on
the FTSE4Good Index as of March 29, 2013.
^1National Underwriter, 2011
When a policyholder gets sick or hurt, Aflac pays cash benefits fast. For
nearly six decades, Aflac insurance policies have given policyholders the
opportunity to focus on recovery, not financial stress. In the United States,
Aflac is the number one provider of guaranteed-renewable insurance. In Japan,
Aflac is the number one life insurance company in terms of individual policies
in force. Aflac individual and group insurance products provide protection to
more than 50 million people worldwide. For seven consecutive years, Aflac has
been recognized by Ethisphere magazine as one of the World's Most Ethical
Companies. In 2013, FORTUNE magazine recognized Aflac as one of the 100 Best
Companies to Work For in America for the 15th consecutive year. Also, in 2013,
FORTUNE magazine included Aflac on its list of the World's Most Admired
Companies for the 12th time, ranking the company number one in the life and
health insurance category. Aflac Incorporated is a Fortune 500 company listed
on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFL. To find out more about
Aflac, visit aflac.comor espanol.aflac.com.
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Aflac herein means American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus and
American Family Life Assurance Company of New York.
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Media Contacts: Analyst and Investor Contact:
Laura Kane Robin Y. Wilkey
Aflac Incorporated Aflac Incorporated
706.593.0786 (cell) Fax: 706.324.6330
Jon A. Sullivan
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