April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With
Earth Day being celebrated today,
The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. (NYSE: THG) announced it has earned an ENERGY STAR certification for the fourth consecutive year and pledged continued commitment to corporate sustainability and environmentally friendly practices. The ENERGY STAR certification places the company's campuses in
Worcester, Mass. and
Howell, Mich. among the top 25 percent of energy efficient facilities in
the United States.
"As a world class property and casualty insurance company, we are committed to making a difference where we live and work, through charitable contributions and by managing our company and our operations in an environmentally responsible way," said
Jay B. Johnson, vice president, service operations. "We invest in green technologies, recycling and waste management programs because we are committed to being a leader in environmental stewardship, reducing our corporate carbon footprint and our impact on the environment."
The Hanover's investments in green technologies include:
- The installation of new, energy-efficient lighting, heating, and cooling systems including an ice storage system.
- A company-wide "green cleaning" program which reduces the presence of potentially hazardous chemicals in the workplace
- The purchase of certified wind energy to offset 100 percent of the electricity used on its Worcester, Mass. campus, keeping the air cleaner, lessening the impact on the ozone layer
- The installation of ENERGY STAR white roofs to reduce heating and cooling requirements on both of its campuses in Worcester, Mass. and Howell, Michigan.
In 2012, The
's combined conservation efforts and green technologies helped the company reduce its consumption of electricity by more than 48,000 kilowatt hours, gas by approximately 6 million cubic feet, and water by 1,884,343 gallons, compared to the prior year.
has also increased its commitment to a company-wide recycling program. Last year, with enthusiastic participation by its employees, the company increased its total volume of recycled materials to 44 percent of its total waste output. This includes 201 tons of paper, 5.5 tons of cardboard, and 4.2 tons of electronic equipment. In addition, the company collected more than 33 tons of waste for conversion into compost.
ABOUT THE HANOVER
Founded in 1852, The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. (NYSE: THG) is proud to be celebrating 160 years of delivering on its promises to its agent and broker partners, and their customers. The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc., based in
, is the holding company for a group of insurers that includes The Hanover Insurance Company,
, Citizens Insurance Company of America,
, Chaucer Holdings plc,
, and their affiliates. The
offers a wide range of property and casualty products and services to businesses, individuals, and families through a select group of agents and brokers. The company is ranked among the top 25 property and casualty insurers in
the United States
. Through Chaucer, the company also underwrites business at Lloyd's of
in several major insurance and reinsurance classes, including property, marine and aviation, energy, U.K. motor and casualty. For more information, please visit
SOURCE The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc.