HIGHLIGHTS - BEING SUSTAINABLE
  • Progressive was listed on the 2014 NewsWeek Green Rankings at #295. We ranked #14 under the Insurance group category.
  • As part of our annual Environmental Awareness Week in April, employees across locations collected shoes, eyeglasses, batteries and cell phones to send to recycling organizations who repurpose them.
  • We used energy efficient design methodology in the design of new facilities and service centers built in 2013.
  • In November, we hosted an America Recycles Day event for employees. As part of the event, we expanded employee recycling efforts to collect such things as crayons, shoes, CD and DVDs to be re-used to create other products and avoid going to landfills.
  • We continued to replace six-cylinder vehicles in our company fleet with four-cylinder vehicles to reduce our impact on the environment.
  • Since starting our energy management program in 2007, we’ve cut electrical expenses by 40 percent, even while energy costs rose and our business grew by 34 percent. We cut our real estate footprint by 26 percent as well.
  • Employees continued to support our recycling efforts, recycling 29 tons of aluminum, glass and plastic; 214 tons of corrugated cardboard; and 1,995 tons of paper. In addition, AVI staff in our employee cafes made their mark through their kitchen recycling and composting programs.
HIGHLIGHTS - INSURING A BETTER FUTURE
  • Progressive received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) 2014 Corporate Equality Index for a third consecutive year. Businesses rated 100 percent are recognized as "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality."
  • In 2013, we had 4,684 employees involved in Employee Resource Groups, designed to foster inclusiveness in an increasingly diverse workplace.
  • Through our Information Technology organization’s Progressive Educational Partnership Program, in 2013 we helped students in these Ohio high schools: Euclid High School, Madison High School, Mayfield High School, Mentor High School, and Perry High School. We also engaged with students at the Portage Lakes Career Center. The program is being extended into high schools around our Colorado Springs location.
  • InformationWeek magazine named us to its annual list of the country’s most forward-thinking users of business technology, the InformationWeek 500. This is the 14th year we’ve received the honor.
  • For 2013, we were #157 on the Fortune 500 list, which ranks America’s largest corporations based on total revenues. We’ve made the list every year since 1995.
  • Keynote Competitive Research consistently ranks us as the number one insurance website. We’ve held this spot for every quarterly scorecard ranking published, except one, since 2000.
  • Through our new companywide STEM Progress® program, over 200 employees presented Progressive-developed Crash Course lessons (designed to reinforce science, technology, engineering and math skills using insurance concepts) in 63 schools across 14 states, reaching 3,082 students during 2013.
  • For the fourth year in a row, Military Times EDGE magazine named Progressive to its Best Employers for Vets list, due in part to our efforts to recruit veterans and our 100 percent differential pay to active-duty reservists.
  • In partnership with Arrow Electronics, Progressive donated 310 laptops, desktops and monitors to recipients in need of computers.
HIGHLIGHTS - HELPING OTHERS
  • Employees in at least 15 states helped feed their communities by collecting food and/or money on-site or helping out at their local food bank.
  • The Commercial Lines group supported several causes, including the National Kidney Foundation, Animal Protection League, Sub Zero Mission, Coats 4 Kids, Santa’s Hidden Hollow, Toys for Tots and The Littlest Heroes. Employees in the organization pitched in with donations for other companywide efforts as well.
  • Employees in New England participated in a variety of community outreach efforts to help others, including Rise Again Outreach, the United Way Day of Caring, and The One Fund to assist victims of the Boston Marathon attacks in their region.
  • Volunteers from our Information Technology (IT) Enterprise Project Management Organization in Cleveland sorted and bagged 15,500 pounds of fruit for the Greater Cleveland FoodBank. Its counterpart in Colorado Springs prepared meals for 300 needy families at Tri-Lakes Cares.
  • Our California Claims organization donated 21,500 pounds of food to needy families through its annual food drive.
  • Phoenix, Ariz., office employees donated $600 to Feed My Starving Children. Twenty-two volunteers went a step further, helping to pack meals for hungry families in the Philippines.
  • Employees in our New York offices donated 1,829 items for local food pantries.
  • The Sioux Falls, S.D., office donated 490 pounds of food and $1,000 through its annual “Feed an IRV, Fuel a Community” drive.
  • Cleveland IT employees “adopted” 63 families during the holidays, helping 220 people with donations totaling more than $36,000.
  • Several of our Iowa offices—Davenport, Urbandale, Sioux City, Hiawatha and Des Moines—donated food and coats to various organizations, helping needy families throughout the state.
  • The Kentucky Claims organization collected more than 30 coats for people in need.
  • Employees at our three Texas Service Centers and surrounding claims offices filled a pickup truck (including the extended cab) and a Progressive company SUV with toys for Toys for Tots.
  • Our Mentor, Ohio site adopted 15 families, which included 49 children and 24 adults, providing toys, clothing, bikes and more to fill a 15-vehicle caravan to the Salvation Army for delivery.
  • Employees in our Phoenix Contact Center partnered with the Phoenix Children’s Hospital to host their Barnyard Booster Bash where qualified families received free booster seats and received car seat safety checks.
  • The Real Estate department supported ZeroLandfill™, an award winning upcycling program held seasonally that supports the supply needs of local artists and arts educators while reducing pressure on local landfill capacity. Employees prepared carpet scraps, wallpaper and paint samples to make available for teachers/artists.
  • October was a pet-friendly month at six offices and two service centers in New York. More than 40 Progressive volunteers helped with pet supply drives across sites, which supported 15 separate rescues/shelters, while four cats and five dogs found new homes at the Colonie and Buffalo Service Centers’ pet adoption days.
  • Eight of our Service Centers in Florida also held pet adoption events, helping to find homes for more than 100 animals.
  • In January, Corporate Human Resources met to make blankets for the non-profit organization Project Linus, which provides new, handmade, washable blankets to seriously ill and traumatized children, ages 0-18.
  • For the fifth year, over 40 fire stations across Hillsborough County (Tampa area) in Florida received gift baskets with thank you cards as part of our employees’ annual 9/11 Fire Station Gift Basket Community Involvement activity.
  • Across five states we collected suits, blouses, shoes, belts, skirts, coats and jewelry for the organization Dress for Success - Everything but the Suit Drive. This organization provides clothing to women who may not be able to afford interviewing attire.
  • For the third year in a row, our Riverview, Fla., employees participated in Feed the Bay! and this year was a record breaker with 160,049 lbs. of food being collected.
  • The Davenport, Iowa, claims office adopted a fifth-grade classroom at an impoverished school out of Colona, Illinois, whose students didn’t even have pencils. During the course of the school year, employees collected and donated pencils, markers, art supplies, toothbrushes, toothpaste, snacks, board games, flash cards, kites, jump ropes, sidewalk chalk, bubbles, books and socks.
  • For the past seven years, the Phoenix Contact Center has partnered with the Phoenix Children’s Hospital to host their Barnyard Booster Bash where qualified families receive free booster seats and provide car seat checks. This year, 128 booster seats and 18 high back car seats were distributed, and Child Passenger Safety Technicians checked 62 car seats.
  • We held 34 blood drives across the company, which resulted in 834 donations.