Ethisphere recently granted the Compliance Leader Verification (CLV) to Unum – a leading provider of employee group disability, dental, life and critical illness insurance, based in Chattanooga, Tennessee – in recognition of its exceptional ethics and compliance program. Among the notable strengths of its program were its well-staffed and visible ethics and compliance team, its close collaboration with key sister control function leads, such as internal audit and risk; a robust communications strategy with compelling storytelling; deep involvement from senior executives to boost the program’s signal within the organization, and more. With us to discuss Unum’s compliance and ethics program is its Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer, Beth Simon.
Aspects of Unum’s program that build the most value for the organization
How Beth’s team reduces risk and promotes strategic alignment by collaborating with other departments
Using storytelling to get the word out about ethics and compliance
How to get a seat at the table with senior leadership
Building support for the program across the organization
The value that CLV and World’s Most Ethical Companies® builds
Advice for ethics and compliance leaders building their own programs