Corporate Social Responsibility

ESG at work with Principal employees giving back in the communities we serve.

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) report

Our corporate social responsibility strategy is central to who we are as a company. And we want to continue to make our initiatives in the areas of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) transparent. Because trust in our business—to do the right thing, in the right way—is the foundation of a strong future. 

We invite you to explore our 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility report to learn about our ESG investing, and how we are promoting inclusivity, impacting our community through charity partnerships, and sustaining our environment.

Download the full 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility report (PDF)

Philanthropic investment

Principal Foundation makes charitable grants to community partner organizations that work to help people learn more, earn more, and save more, as well as build strong communities. In 2018, we invested $15.5 million in NGOs around the world. Learn more about our grantmaking

Principal Foundation also encourages employee charitable involvement through volunteer and match giving programs. In 2018 more than 3,124 employees volunteered 40,057 hours alongside board service match, dollars for teams, and dollars for doers opportunities to give back. Our employee United Way campaign is the leader in central Iowa, impacting more than 178 local United Way chapters and agencies across the U.S. alone. Globally, we partnered with United Way in Germany, Malaysia, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom to help increase financial security for youth, ages 15 to 30.

We host the Principal Charity Classic, which has leveraged the power of partnerships to raise over $17.7 million for kids’ causes since 2007.

Our CEO’s commitment

Dan Houton, Principal's Chairman, President, and CEO talks about ESG.

“How we do things is just as important as what we do. We’re committed to living our values of ethical corporate governance, social responsibility, and sustainability every day.”
Dan Houston, Principal Chairman, President, and CEO

2018 CSR highlights

Graphic stating that Principal employees gave more than $15.5 million for 438 organizations in over 230 communities around the world in 2018.

See a snapshot of our corporate citizenship accomplishments and awards from the past year.

2018 CSR highlights (PDF)

Contact us

Corporate Social Responsibility

Mandi McReynolds leads Corporate Social Responsibility, the Principal Foundation, and ESG at Principal.

Mandi McReynolds
Director, Community Relations & Principal Foundation

 

McReynolds.Mandi@Principal.com
515-247-7227