Aflac's SmartGreen® Initiative Helps Reduce the Company's Environmental Impact

Jul 25, 2018 3:05 PM ET

Although our corporate environmental impact is minimal due to the nature of our business, we’re always looking for innovative ways to reduce that impact. The Aflac Board of Directors Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Committee leads our program, which is called Aflac SmartGreen®. The Aflac SmartGreen philosophy outlines our corporate commitment to wisely choosing, using and disposing of the resources we use each day. Our SmartGreen Initiative can be broken down into five key areas:

  • Business Operations
  • Facilities Management
  • Waste Management
  • Employee Engagement
  • Strategic Sourcing and Procurement

We are proud to say that, while our work is ongoing, so is our commitment to our community and our environment. We have earned ENERGY STAR recognition for more than 85% of our eligible corporate properties.

In addition, we have a goal of reducing our electricity consumption by 50% of 2007 usage by fiscal year 2025. We are working hard to implement innovative and responsible practices across our company to reduce our carbon footprint, ensure efficient use of resources and help our employees be good stewards of our natural surroundings.

To learn more about Aflac's corporate citizenship and sustainability initiatives, visit the Aflac website.