Unum Group Corp. gave $6.6 million to charities in 2009, up from $6 million in 2008.

Unum, Chattanooga, Tenn. (NYSE:UNM), did not provide a precise count of volunteer hours this year, but says employees contributed thousands of hours of volunteer time.

Unum also recycled 350 tons of paper, 1,095 tons of concrete and 6,669 pounds of barriers in 2009.