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Aflac Honored for Its Supplier Diversity Programs for Women

Date: December 30 2010

COLUMBUS, GA – (December 30) – Aflac, the company that pays policyholders benefits fast when they are hurt or sick, has been listed as a top company for supplier diversity. Aflac was recognized as one of the Top 100 Supplier Diversity Programs for Women by Professional WOMAN’S Magazine, a category in its Top Companies List.

Aflac and other recognized companies were chosen based on their commitment and dedication to various categories within their industries, including diversity, supplier diversity, support of minorities and women, and their contribution and participation in the community. Aflac participates in outreach programs to certify potential diverse suppliers and provides mentorship to small and diverse businesses in cooperation with the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center.

“We are thrilled to be recognized for our supplier diversity initiatives. It is truly an honor to be listed as one of the Top 100 Supplier Diversity Programs for Women,” Aflac’s Second Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Diversity Officer, Brenda Mullins said. “Supplier diversity provides competition and cost savings in our procurement processes. Our engagement with the diverse supplier community enhances our customer base and overall economic development.”

Companies were selected based on nonbiased independent research studies regarding information made public about the companies’ diversity outreach commitments. The studies include the evaluation of data from independent research organizations, market research, public information, 10-K annual reports, survey responses, interviews and the OTP (Olive Tree Publishing) research division.


When a policyholder gets sick or hurt, Aflac pays cash benefits fast. For 55 years, Aflac insurance policies have given policyholders the opportunity to focus on recovery, not financial stress. In the United States, Aflac is the number one provider of guaranteed-renewable insurance. In Japan, Aflac is the number one insurance company in terms of individual insurance policies in force. Aflac insurance products provide protection to more than 50 million people worldwide. For four consecutive years, Aflac has been recognized by Ethisphere magazine as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies and by Forbes magazine as one of America’s Best-Managed Companies in the Insurance category. In 2010, Fortune magazine recognized Aflac as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for the twelfth consecutive year and also included Aflac on its list of Most Admired Companies for the ninth time. Aflac Incorporated is a Fortune 500 company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFL. To find out more about Aflac, visit

About Professional WOMAN’S Magazine

Professional Woman’s Magazine (PWM) is dedicated to promoting the advancement of multicultural diverse women in all aspects of business and employment to ensure equal opportunity. PWM covers news information ranging from professional concerns to civic affairs, trends, careers and business, life-style issues, the arts, education, finance, health, technology, family and travel, all of which impact a professional woman. To find out more about PWM, visit


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