Letter from our CEO

Serving our customers is just part of our story.

We invest company and Principal Foundation assets toward what matters most to our communities, neighbors, employees, and stakeholders. Through well-considered environmental, social, and governance practices, we are working to create better futures for everyone whose lives we touch.

In this report, you’ll discover what we accomplished in 2017, including:

  • Holding our first Global Impact Month (and a global impact initiative in India)
  • Working to eliminate food and supply waste in our corporate campuses
  • Expanding our diversity programs
  • Building and investing responsibly
  • Promoting opportunities for all employees to learn and give
  • Helping the world’s growing middle class save and achieve security

I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished this year, together. And we are committed to doing even more in 2018 and beyond. We live our best lives only by helping others live theirs. And we invite you to join us in this important effort.

2017 Corporate Social Responsibility report

Explore our 2017 CSR report to learn about our philanthropic investing, how we are promoting inclusivity, impacting our community through charity partnerships, and sustaining our environment.

Photo of Dan Houston, Chairman, President, and CEO of Principal.

How we do things is just as important as what we do."

Dan Houston

Chairman, President, and CEO

Des Moines, IA