Horace Mann Society of Educators (NYSE: HMN, Financial) today announced that its 2021 Corporate Social Responsibility Report is available at csr.horacemann.com.
The report includes an updated materiality assessment, which details the environmental, social and governance (ESG) topics most important to the company’s investors, educators, employees, community partners and other stakeholders. Overall, these priorities include: business ethics; data security and confidentiality; employee training, development and retention; and diversity, equity and inclusion.
“A natural extension of our commitment to our educator clients is the desire to have a positive impact on all of our stakeholder groups, through the integration of ESG factors into our day-to-day operations as well as long-term planning,” Horace said. Marita Zuraitis, President and CEO of Mann. “The priorities identified in this assessment and other stakeholder input will help shape our long-term ESG planning.”
Horace Mann also details his commitment to halving his absolute Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions by 2030 – as defined by the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard – and achieving net carbon emissions. zero on this basis by 2050. launched a major carbon reduction initiative in 2019 at its headquarters, which included the installation of a new, more efficient HVAC system; installation of more than 500 solar panels; add LED lighting and lighting motion sensors; and replacing single-glazed windows in its 230,000-foot facility with double-glazed insulated glass.
“At Horace Mann, we believe in doing our part to protect the environment,” Zuraitis said. “Thanks to the carbon reduction initiatives we have implemented over the past two years, we are on track to reach our ‘halfway’ to our 2030 target.”
The report also includes information on Horace Mann Educators Foundation giving in 2021, which includes educator-focused grants, funds matching donations from employees of the Horace Mann Educators Corporation, and grants to support strong communities where employees live and work. The Foundation has supported projects and initiatives in every community Horace Mann has a significant office presence: Dallas; Raleigh, North Carolina; Cherry Hill, New Jersey; and its headquarters in Springfield, Illinois.
About Horace Mann
Horace Mann Educators Corporation is the largest financial services company dedicated to helping American educators and other community service people achieve financial success throughout their lives. The company offers individual and group insurance and financial solutions adapted to the needs of the educational community. Founded by educators for educators® in 1945, the company was headquartered in Springfield, Illinois. For more information, visit horacemann.com.
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