Celebrating inclusion and diversity

Inclusive workplace

At Unum, we’re committed to championing inclusion and diversity within our business every day, striving to have a team that reflects the communities and customers we serve.

An inclusive culture is engrained in our values so that everyone can reach their full potential and succeed together.

This page sets out some of the ways that our business embraces inclusion and diversity, and the importance of having a diverse mix of backgrounds, perspectives and experiences within our company.

UK Inclusion Network

Our ‘UK Inclusion Network’ is a community where employees with similar life experiences support new employees, identify opportunities for community engagement and celebrate inclusion and diversity throughout the year.

  • Women in Finance

  • Business in the Community Race at Work Charter

  • Working Families

  • Stonewall – Diversity Champion, 2021

  • Disability Confident Leader

  • Armed Forces Covenant

What makes our people and our business unique

The team represents the full spectrum of what makes our people and our business unique, and we’re proud to deliver an inclusive culture that supports and celebrates everything that makes us stronger together.

Women in finance

Women in Finance Charter

As a company, Unum is committed to championing the perspectives of the people who engage with our company every day. We see this as a responsibility shared with each and every member of our organisation.

Diversity in the workplace

Race at Work Charter

The Race at Work Charter supports businesses to improve racial equality in the workplace. We’re proud to be a signatory of the charter and have committed to its five key principles, which includes appointing an executive sponsor for race within our business.

Further details of the charter and our commitments to it can be found on the official Business in the Community website.

Father reading bed story to his daughters

Working Families

We’re delighted that Unum is member of Working Families, the UK’s work-life balance charity. Working Families shares the same values as ourselves by helping working parents and carers (and their employers) find a better balance between responsibilities at home and in the workplace.

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Stonewall Diversity Champion

Being declared as a ‘Diversity Champion’ by Stonewall means a lot to us. It means we’re showcasing a commitment to being an inclusive workplace for our LGBTQ+ employees and the wider community.

We aspire to being in the top 100 companies listed in Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index — a benchmark that assesses progress on equality — within 5 years and are making big strides to achieve this as a business.

Disable woman in a yellow top

Disability Confident Leader

We are a recognised Disability Confident Leader. We’re committed to providing disabled people with the opportunity to fulfil their potential, realise their ambitions and make the most of their talents.

We’re also members of the Business Disability Forum. Through this, we aspire to help positively change and influence attitudes, behaviours and cultures — both within Unum and beyond.

Father and children on the beach

Armed Forces Covenant

We signed the Armed Forces Covenant in 2019. This is our promise to ensure that those who serve or have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated properly and fairly. Through the work of our Veterans Employee Resource Group, we’re pleased to be an armed forces-friendly organisation and will ensure that those who served in the armed forces, whether regular or reserve, face no disadvantage in the workplace.

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