John Hancock’s MLK Scholars program aims to level the playing field for young people who do not have equal access to the work experiences and networks that are key to building long-term skills, self-confidence, and financial empowerment.
We offer our people a variety of ways to support the causes they care about. Our programs give employees an opportunity to leverage their skills, contribute their time, and give back to their communities, all while increasing the impact of our community investment.
All John Hancock employees receive one paid day off per year to volunteer at a charitable or non-profit organization. Through our annual program, John Hancock matches employee donations to eligible organizations dollar for dollar, up to $4,000 per employee per year.
John Hancock and its parent company, Manulife, are committed to supporting supplier diversity and creating a supply chain that reflects the diverse communities we serve. The goal is to proactively encourage competitive consideration of diverse suppliers through purchasing contracts, allowing previously underutilized suppliers to become a vital part of our vendor portfolio. Procurement seeks to work with suppliers who look for ways to shape their businesses to meet the continuously changing environment.
We focus on removing barriers and empowering people in the communities where Manulife and John Hancock operates. And with humanitarian and natural disasters happening around the world, we are committed to helping communities respond effectively with resiliency and recovery resources.
We will consider funding strategically aligned project or program specific grants as well as capacity building grants or general operating support to organizations whose missions are highly aligned with our investment focus areas. In addition to programmatic funding, we also fund research and innovation to support cutting-edge ideas to understand, address, and promote sustainable change.
We prioritize investment in the following areas:
Empower Sustained Health and Well-being:
o Increase access to healthy foods and physical activity opportunities
o Promote lifestyle change by empowering people to make improved decisions in their journey to better health
Drive Inclusive Economic Opportunity
o Provide access to a financial service and/or help to empower people to make better financial decisions and set long-term financial goals
o Help people secure and/or maintain meaningful employment
Accelerate a Sustainable Future
o Increase access to, and stewardship of, nature and outdoor activities
o Equip communities with resources to mitigate climate change and improve well-being