Better Business Challenge
Charlottesville, VA (June 21, 2012) - On June 21, State Farm® was selected as the Kilowatt Crackdown winner in the Better Business Challenge in Charlottesville, Va. State Farm was nominated for three awards, and won the award for energy efficiency. The Charlottesville Operations Center has an Energy Star Rating of 96.
The Better Business Challenge is a friendly competition among businesses in Charlottesville to increase sustainability practices in the business community. The 106 businesses who participated in the Challenge focused on opportunities to reduce costs and lessen their impact on the environment in the areas of energy, waste, water, purchasing, and leadership. For each action item businesses completed, they received points on an online scorecard.
Some of the sustainable practices in place at the Charlottesville Operations Center are a recycling program, a green roof, bio filters, printer consolidation, double-sided printing, company-provided reusable cups, hybrid company cars, vanpools, efficient lighting fixtures, and more.
State Farm has a long tradition of being environmentally responsible. From the spaces, equipment,
and vehicles we manage, right down to the way we purchase, use, and recycle our paper, we've found
that making good environmental choices is good business. It's also part of being a good leader in the
communities in which we serve.
A good neighbor is a green neighbor™.
Amy Preddy, State Farm Insurance Media Relations Specialist, (434) 872-521
State Farm and its affiliates are the largest provider of car insurance in the U.S. and is a leading insurer in Canada. In addition to providing auto insurance quotes, their 17,800 agents and more than 65,000 employees serve 81 million policies and accounts - more than 79 million auto, home, life and health policies in the United States and Canada, and nearly 2 million bank accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for renters, business owners, boats and motorcycles, is also available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 43 on the Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit http://www.statefarm.com or in Canada http://www.statefarm.ca.