BOSTON (Sept. 14, 2020) - Liberty Mutual Insurance was named by the Boston Business Journal as an honoree in the annual Corporate Citizenship Awards, a recognition of the region's top corporate charitable contributors. For the past 15 years, the Business Journal has published this list to showcase companies that promote and prioritize giving back to their communities and Liberty Mutual is proud to have been recognized as a top contributor every year by the publication.
Liberty Mutual was recognized for its ongoing work to advance access for people with disabilities, empower individuals experiencing homelessness and expand educational opportunities for underserved students. This year’s list honors Liberty Mutual’s 2019 philanthropic milestones that include:
- Contributions of more than $45 million to local communities by the company and employees and nearly 153,000 volunteer hours across 23 countries.
- Recognition by PEOPLE magazine as a 2019 “50 Companies that Care,” for succeeding in business while demonstrating outstanding respect, care and concern for their employees, their communities and the world.
- Partnership with the City of Plano, Texas to establish Liberty Playground, a two-acre universally accessible space inclusive for those of all abilities, which allows children with and without disabilities to play together in a variety of outdoor experiences. This is the company’s second universally accessible playground – Liberty Mutual also funded Boston’s first universally accessible playground, which is at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlestown, MA.
- Creation of the Liberty Torchbearers 100 Club to showcase employees’ commitment to the mission of the nonprofits they share their time with outside of work. Part of the company’s Volunteer with Liberty program, the 100 Club recognizes employees who log more than 100 hours of volunteer time. Employees become eligible for a quarterly drawing of $250 that they give to the nonprofit of their choice and those who become part of the Torchbearers 100 Club, receive $2,500 to give to their favorite charity.
Since establishing the Liberty Mutual Foundation in 2003, the company has championed community funding, leading to nearly $500 million in contributions between 2010 and 2019.