Responsible business practices

Operating in a responsible manner has always been part of our culture and business values.

Learn more about our responsible business practices in our 2020 Corporate Social Responsibility Report. (PDF)

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Environmental impact        

Some of our best practices in environmental sustainability focus on building energy efficiency, electronic document delivery and sustainable events.  We also promote waste reduction and being a good steward of the Earth through community events. Learn more about our environmental impact reduction efforts.

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Corporate governance

Through a stringent Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy, we give employees the tools they need to do the right thing on a daily basis. Through our Corporate Governance guidelines, we help ensure the ethical functioning of the board and its committees. Read our code of conduct.

Labor practices

Lincoln Financial Group is committed to complying with all labor laws that help our employees meet their family or personal needs. In the United States, this includes posting and meeting minimum wage and other requirements in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and providing appropriate time off and flexible work schedules.

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In order to continually improve our environmental, social and economic sustainability performance, we’ve developed a Sustainability Management System (SMS) to document and strengthen our management processes and procedures. The Office of Corporate Responsibility oversees our company-wide strategy and routinely communicates our efforts to customers and corporate stakeholders. Read more about Lincoln's response to climate change in our CDP Report. (PDF)


Lincoln recognizes the importance of considering environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors in its investments. Our portfolio management professionals, as well as our internal and third-party asset managers, integrate ESG considerations into due diligence, monitoring, and investment decision making. Please see our ESG Investment Policy Statement (PDF) for further details. Here, you can also view a list of ESG funds (PDF) within Lincoln Financial products.