We lift up the communities where we live and work through charitable giving, employee volunteerism and social impact investments. We adhere to unwavering standards for ethics and integrity. We strive to be a responsible, progressive employer that values diversity and promotes inclusion. And we operate our business with a meaningful environmental commitment.
Assurant Foundation Giving
We focus our charitable resources and community engagement in the communities where we operate worldwide, chiefly in three areas: housing, financial understanding and connecting in communities. Grant support is provided by invitation, not through an open application process. In 2016, the Assurant Foundation provided $3.5 million in charitable grants and matching gifts. Another $765,000 was raised for local United Way chapters.
Assurant volunteer teams pitch in year-round to build homes, support the homeless, help children learn to read and ensure students understand the basics of household budgeting. Assurant annually provides employees with eight hours of paid time to volunteer and $1,000 per employee per year in matching gifts.
Social Impact Investments
Assurant has invested $14 million in four social impact funds that foster low-income housing, improve education and support youth-focused initiatives in several states.
When hurricanes, earthquakes or other natural disasters strike, we partner with the American Red Cross to help with community recovery and provide people with vital emergency shelter, food and other relief support.
Giving Back Matters
Assurant’s values inspire and fortify our commitment to be a responsible corporate citizen. We give back and live our values in many ways. We adhere to unwavering standards for ethics and integrity. We strive to be a responsible and progressive employer that values diversity and promotes inclusion. And we operate our business with a meaningful environmental commitment. We encourage engagement and foster a culture of caring worldwide in the communities where we live and work.
We expect all employees to act honestly and uphold the highest legal and ethical standards. Our commitment is unwavering. We always remember that our purpose is to help people protect what matters most to them. Our customers count on us.
Our Assurant Code of Ethics is embedded in the standards we expect from all of our employees. Our actions help ensure Assurant will continue to stand out among our peers.
Environment and Sustainability
Assurant is an environmentally conscious company with active programs to encourage environmental stewardship and sustainable practices. Many of our primary U.S. office facilities hold ENERGY STAR® certification. Solar panels supplement power at the Assurant facility in Springfield, Ohio. Two other facilities follow rigorous environmental protocols while processing more than 8 million mobile devices annually, repairing or reselling the majority and recycling many others.
Employees are the heart and soul of Assurant. We believe in investing in and cultivating talent. Helping employees engage, grow and perform is a critical aspect of our multi-year transformation strategy. The more our employees succeed, the better we can serve our customers.
We encourage teamwork and collaboration as well as creativity and innovation. We also believe in reflecting the diversity of the world around us. Our inclusive culture does not tolerate harassment, intimidation, threats, coercion or discrimination against any employee or applicant.