HIGHLIGHTS - BEING SUSTAINABLE
  • By using our space more efficiently, offering flexible work arrangements and reducing our surplus space, we reduced our real estate footprint in 2012 by 837,608 square feet.
  • We completed implementation of electronic medical recordkeeping in our on-site Health Services facilities. We no longer order paper chart supplies or make copies of charts in paper form. The majority of prescriptions are ordered and transmitted electronically as well.
  • 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 2012.
  • In November, we hosted our first internal event in recognition of America Recycles Day. 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. (See related chart.)
HIGHLIGHTS - INSURING A BETTER FUTURE
  • Through our Information Technology organization’s Progressive Educational Partnership Program, in 2012 we helped students in these Ohio high schools: Euclid High School, Madison High School, Mayfield High School, Mentor High School, and Perry High School.
  • In July, we introduced a way for consumers not insured with us to test drive our Snapshot option to see if they can save on insurance based on how, when and where they drive.
  • The Progressive Latin American Networking Association (PLANetA) Employee Resource Group, in conjunction with National Hispanic Heritage Month, presented ¡Festival Progressive! This companywide educational celebration in September showcased the richness and diversity of Hispanic culture at Progressive through a variety of events, contests and activities.
  • 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 13th year we’ve received the honor.
  • We ranked number 169 in the 2012 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.
HIGHLIGHTS - HELPING OTHERS
  • We held 33 blood drives across the company, which resulted in 838 donations.
  • Our Health Services completed 37,392 employee and dependent visits, an increase of 8 percent from 2011.
  • For the third year in a row, Military Times EDGE magazine named Progressive to its Best for Vets list, due in part to our efforts to recruit veterans and our 100 percent differential pay to active-duty reservists.
  • Throughout the year, we held food drives in multiple locations across the country. In Cleveland alone, we donated 4,105 pounds of food and more than $6,000 to the Cleveland Foodbank’s Harvest for Hunger campaign.
  • California employees participated in a project to improve the landscape of the Women’s Care Cottage in North Hollywood. The Cottage has an 18-24 month program that provides young women who’ve been on probation or in court-related foster care the opportunity to develop skills to live independently.
  • People in Progressive’s Commercial Lines group provided hundreds of holiday gifts to 13 families. Gifts included bikes, WIIs, toys, clothes and household items.
  • The Historically Black Colleges and Universities organization (HBCU) selected Progressive as one of its Top 50 Employers in 2012, recognizing companies that do an excellent job targeting students and alumni from U.S. historically black colleges and universities.
  • Every September employees in our Florida offices prepare and deliver gift baskets to local fire stations in memory of September 11th.
  • More than 400 employees, friends and family members participated in the Diversity Walk, Rock and Run in Cleveland in May, with the Progressive team collecting close to $2,000 for the Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio.
  • We held 27 employee-led community events at our Service Centers in 2012—nearly double the number of events we held in 2011. We had child car seat safety checks, blood drives, pet adoption events and food drives. We also hosted nine Recycled Rides events to support the National Auto Body Council’s vehicle donation program.
  • Burnsville, Minn. Service Center employees, local vendor partners and others joined forces for its sixth year to pack food for Food for Kidz. The group of more than 100 people packed enough food for more than 36,000 meals and collected over $5,500 for the charity. In the past six years, they’ve packed 276,000 meals and raised more than $25,000.
  • The Progressive African-American Network (PAAN) Employee Resource Group within the company formed 11 teams across the country to raise awareness and funds for diabetes in the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Step out for Diabetes walks, collecting more than $14,000 for the cause.
  • In 2012, we provided 32,340 minutes of free talk time to soldiers overseas thanks to California employee donations of 549 cell phones. Phones were refurbished and converted into free talk time through the Cell Phones for Soldiers program. An additional 20 phones were donated by our Commercial Lines group.
  • In Cleveland, employees collected more than 4,000 books as part of a special STEM book fair held at Mound School. Books left over from the fair were donated to Experience Corps and distributed to schools throughout the Cleveland area.
  • California employees donated 3,369 books to local libraries across the state.
  • The Commercial Lines group supported several causes this year, including Coats for Kids, Toys for Tots, Santa’s Hideaway, The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge, the National Kidney Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project, Help Strike out ALS and The Littlest Heroes.