- The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) publishes corporate responsibility report - The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) publishes corporate responsibility report

The Company's first corporate responsibility report provides stakeholders with a view into its corporate responsibility efforts
Friday, May 16, 2014 - 5:15am

CAMPAIGN: ReportAlerts from 2014

CONTENT: Press Release

May 16, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a leader in global payment services, today announced the release of its first corporate responsibility report, covering 2012 and 2013.  The report provides stakeholders with a view into the company’s corporate responsibility efforts, which include:

  • Conducting Our Business Responsibly: How Western Union operates in a way that empowers our customers and respects our employees, suppliers, agents, and the environment.

  • Creating Shared Value: How Western Union products and services benefit society while helping to make our business more competitive.
  • Investing in People and Communities: How Western Union supports communities, develops our global talent base, and engages with key stakeholders.

“I believe Western Union is a purpose-driven brand,” said Hikmet Ersek, President and CEO of Western Union.  “We create opportunity through essential products and services, ethical governance, efficient operations and a long-standing commitment to financial inclusion.  Our 2012-2013 report provides an unprecedented look into the many facets of our business.  As we continue to transform the company to meet the needs of an increasingly digitized world, this report serves as a reminder to our employees, investors and business partners that one thing is unchanging – our belief in responsible individual and corporate behavior.”

Highlights of the Global Reporting Initiative  G3.1 C level report include:

  • Development of NGO GlobalPay, a shared value product that helps non-governmental organizations move funds where they are needed, often to remote and hazardous areas

  • Implementation of Education for Better, a three-year commitment to growing young minds through access to quality education for all

The full report is available for download at  For more information about Western Union’s corporate responsibility efforts, please email