Submitted by: CSAA Insurance Group
Posted: Apr 22, 2019 – 11:00 AM EST
WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Apr. 22 /CSRwire/ - CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA Insurer, released its first corporate social responsibility snapshot to highlight its commitment to the environmental and social impacts that contribute to the wellbeing of its employees, communities and AAA Members.
“CSAA Insurance Group is focused on serving AAA Members and good corporate citizenship is an important part of that commitment,” said Danielle Cagan, vice president of external affairs at CSAA Insurance Group. “This snapshot provides a broad view of our social responsibility programs so we can continually assess our progress. We are proud of what we’ve accomplished so far and there’s still more to do.”
The snapshot highlights how CSAA Insurance Group is living its company values of being inclusive, caring, and accountable, and doing the right thing in the following areas:
Employee Volunteerism: CSAA Insurance Group recorded an employee volunteerism rate of 100% last year, achieving the highest employee volunteer participation rate in the U.S. by a company with 3,000 or more employees for the fourth consecutive year. Employees volunteered 47,045 hours of time, representing approximately $1.16 million in value of employee hours. In 2018, the company received the Civic 50 award for the fifth year in a row from Points of Light, which recognizes the country’s most community-minded companies.
Health and Wellness: When our employees are at their best, we can best serve AAA Members. That’s why we offer employees the benefits and resources they need to support their well-being. From onsite fitness classes at multiple office locations to extra mental health coverage and financial education programs and resources, we take a holistic approach to promoting health and well-being. Nearly all employees participate in wellness programs, with 67% completing health assessments and 48% completing biometric screenings.
Supplier Diversity and Sourcing: Working with a growing number of diverse suppliers around the country to deliver products and services to AAA Members, CSAA Insurance Group is fostering economic growth, job creation and stability in its communities. Currently, we partner with some 665 diverse suppliers to create opportunities for businesses owned and operated by people of color, women, disabled veterans and LBGTQ+ individuals. Partnering with diverse suppliers benefits our communities and our business performance by fostering a dynamic, competitive marketplace that allows us to deliver products and services at the best value to our members
Environment and Sustainability: Climate change and the increase in severe weather events affecting communities – such as devastating wildfires, hurricanes and droughts – adds to the importance of protecting the environment and reducing our environmental footprint. Our 3800 employees are vigilant about their energy use, and we reuse and recycle materials whenever possible – because when we reduce our carbon emissions and trim energy use, we minimize pollution and contribute to healthier communities. In 2018, the company had three LEED certified buildings, installed native and drought-tolerant landscaping, increased its energy-saving LED lighting, reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 1.5 percent and is converting its fleet of vehicles of nearly 300 to hybrid.
Inclusion and Belonging: Being inclusive is one of our company’s values. Through intentional acts of inclusion, we foster a workplace where everyone feels a sense of belonging and can leverage their differences to influence, innovate, problem-solve and thrive. The company offers 17 employee resource groups, six regional diversity councils and nearly 80% of employees surveyed responded favorably to questions focusing on inclusion. Since 2005, we’ve earned top marks on the Corporate Equality Index, the national benchmark for corporate policies and practices pertinent to LBGTQ+ employees. We also offer inclusive benefits such as paid bonding leave for birthing and non-birthing parents, two weeks of paid military leave and coverage for gender reassignment surgery.
About CSAA Insurance Group
CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA Insurer, offers automobile, homeowners and other personal lines of insurance to AAA Members through AAA clubs in 23 states and the District of Columbia. Founded in 1914, the company has been rated “A” or better by A.M. Best for more than 90 years, and is one of the top personal lines property casualty insurance groups in the United States, according to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. The company has been repeatedly named one of the 50 most community-minded companies in America by Points of Light.
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