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Together, We Can Make a Difference—on Earth Day and Every Day

Posted by Brittany Ritchey on 4/22/2010 at 8:00 AM

Blog author Wanda Shippy, Social Responsibility Manager at Progressive, recycles at home and at work, turns off lights whenever she’s not in the room, and volunteers at local events.

Happy Earth Day!

What a great time to talk about the many things we all do to make a difference in the world around us — or as we often refer to it, “social responsibility.”


I know social responsibility has different connotations, depending on how you define or view it. To us, though, it just means doing the right thing and being accountable for the effect of our business activities on social, environmental, and economic sustainability.

On our new Web site, “Progressive Together,” we talk openly about how we’re trying to be more socially responsible and offer tips to help each of us contribute.

For example, want to reduce your carbon footprint and help the environment? Get tips for recycling, donating used furniture for reuse, reducing your paper trail, landscaping in sustainable ways, and more.

On the site, we also talk about how we support our local communities by volunteering and sharing our skills and resources to help others, whether it’s donating vehicles for needy families and training emergency teams at accident scenes, or providing career coaching to high-school students and adults in the job market.

In short, be it recycling and turning off lights, or driving safer and smarter, we want all of you to help us insure a better world (yes, pun intended).

So, come on, let's be progressive together. What do you do to give the environment a little TLC, and is it important to you that your insurance company be socially responsible?

The information in this blog may vary based on your particular state or situation. Always refer to your insurance policy for your specific coverages.


I think that you guys should post how much your green initiatives cost you and how much you save. Seeing some positive bottom line results might motivate other companies to do the same.
Posted on 4/28/2010 at 10:07 AM by SMU Cox MBA
@SMU Cox MBA, Thanks for your suggestion. We actually do report some of our cost savings on the Progressive Together site, in the Securing a Sustainable Future section. For example, we’ve saved nearly $1.3 million by better managing our energy usage. We’ll keep gathering and reporting more information like this in future reports, too.
Posted on 4/30/2010 at 12:48 PM by Brittany R.

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