Corporate Social Responsibility

Quite simply, corporate social responsibility (CSR) means a lot to us. A strong commitment to CSR is one of our core values. We focus on providing a positive and effective contribution to the communities in which we live and work.



IC00052_Three_pillars_of giving_logo-1We see helping our communities as a natural extension of the commitment we make each and every day to our customers — to help employers manage their businesses and employees protect their families and livelihoods.

Our CSR activities in the UK centre around three key focus areas:

  • Equitable Pathways (Education)
  • Healthy, Inclusive and Sustainable Communities
  • Environment (Climate Change)


More about Unum’s CSR activities

Find out about the three key pillars that we support, our 2019 volunteering and how we’re helping the environment.

2019 Unum UK Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Find out how we are making a difference in our communities.

Unum Group Corporate Responsibility Report

Find out what our US parent company does to help their local communities.

Charity partnerships

The decision over what charities we support every two years is completely employee-led. The only pre-requisite is that the nominations must support one of the three key pillars: education, health and wellbeing, or arts and culture.

In 2020 and 2021, we’re proud to be supporting:

  • Alzheimer's Society
  • St Michael’s Hospice (North Hampshire)
  • Woodlands School, Leatherhead

Our 2020/2021 charity partners

Find out more about the three charities we’re supporting in 2020 and 2021.


The Unum Community and Social Justice Fund

Unum's vision is to positively contribute and make a difference to the communities in which we work and operate in across the UK through our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme. We partner with charities and voluntary organisations to make our communities stronger, sustainable and thriving places to live and work.

One way in which we strive to do this is through our corporate giving programme – The Unum Community and Social Justice Fund.

The Unum Community and Social Justice Fund awards grants of up to £5,000 for community partnership projects aligned to at least one of our Community focus areas, which help to achieve the following aims:

  • Help to build resilient, more equitable and inclusive communities
  • Develop projects which will have significant, tangible impact across the UK (priority will be given to charitable organisations located near to our main offices in Surrey and Hampshire)
  • Build long-term relationships between our employees and local communities
  • Develop opportunities for our employees to volunteer in the local community and enhance teamwork, communication and project management skills

To apply, please complete the online application here.

If you encounter any difficulties accessing our application site, or have any questions about applying, please email UnumUKCSR@unum.co.uk