Letter from our CEO

Helping people is the best investment.

We work with customers every day to help them live their best lives. But we don’t stop there.

We also invest company and foundation assets to help others around us. Together with our 15,000 employees around the world, we’re building stronger communities and empowering people to take positive financial actions. 

In this report, you’ll see some of the ways we did this in 2016, including:

  • Supporting programs, organizations and ideas that make communities—and lives—better
  • Protecting the environment by conserving resources and recycling
  • Strengthening our commitment to employees’ well-being through even better workplaces and programs

We’ve done a lot for people and communities in need over the last year. And I’m proud of what we accomplished together.

But we know we can do more. To reach more people. To look beyond borders. To make a bigger impact.

So beginning in 2017, we’re taking a more global approach. We’re partnering with groups and programs in 13 countries around the world—so we can help create positive financial behavior, build strong communities and enhance quality of life. 

We invite you to join us in this journey. Because the reality is that we all go further when we work together.

Sincerely,

Dan Houston
Chairman, President, and CEO

2016 Corporate Social Responsibility report

Find out what steps we, and our 15,000 employees across the world, took to help those around us in building stronger communities and empowering people to take positive financial actions. Our 2016 report will highlight some of the ways we did this. 

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

We know we can do more. To reach more people. To look beyond borders. To make a bigger impact. So beginning in 2017, we’re taking a more global approach.

Dan Houston

Chairman, President, and CEO

Des Moines, IA