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State Farm® Takes Pride in Our Environmental Sustainability Efforts

The effort to reduce our carbon footprint is alive and well at State Farm. State Farm is committed to a future where environmental values are key to the way we do business. It’s part of our mission to help people manage risks, recover from the unexpected and realize their dreams. Here are a few of the ways State Farm is putting that commitment into action.

Recycling

Since 2017, we’ve recycled more than 8,500 tons of building materials during facilities construction projects. That’s the weight of 700 school buses.

More than 12.5 million pounds of paper have been recycled since 2011. In 2019, Corporate HQ recycled nearly 940 tons of waste – 12 times the weight of the Space Shuttle.

Energy Savings

Our Dallas and Atlanta Hubs are LEED Gold certified. Our Dallas Hub also received the Economic Development Growth and Expansion (EDGE) Award for the environmental category in 2017.

Through ongoing efforts to improve energy efficiency, more than 80 percent of our large facilities have an Energy Star score above 75 (75 and above considered top performer by energystar.gov).

Travel and Transportation

At our corporate headquarters, employee shuttle and company-sponsored ride sharing services save employees more than 300,000 trips each year.

Conserving Resources

In 2020, State Farm is eliminating all single-use plastic bottles in our large offices across the country, potentially avoiding the use of 2.3 million bottles or the equivalent of over 100,000 pounds of plastic each year.

Research

We conduct independent research and work with several organizations to better understand the impacts of weather on building materials and structures. State Farm continues to look for opportunities to help customers manage the risks associated with increased weather losses. Through our research, we can help establish industry and governmental safety standards.

We also provide consumers with a collection of articles and tips to help protect their family, home, cars, and future through Simple Insights® from State Farm.

Think Globally, Act Locally

Many State Farm associates are working to make their little corner of the world a greener place.

Baille Barbour, an agent in Erie, Colo., is one of them. She’s taken steps to green her office and is challenging her fellow business owners to follow in her footsteps.

“I installed LED troffer lights that are easier on people’s eyes but provide high-efficiency lighting. Eighty percent of the furniture in my office is recycled. We purchased old bankers’ desks and cabinets and refurbished them. And we painted the office walls with recycled paint produced in a plant in Denver, Colo. I also started a green up challenge where I encourage other businesses in my area to be more green and share tips and ideas!”

Anna Rogers, P&C Underwriting analyst, has five rain barrels at her Georgia home.

“Each rain barrel can collect 50 gallons of water from my roof. I use it to water an extensive vegetable garden,” the Dunwoody, Ga., employee says. “Did you know 1 inch of rain on a 2,000 square foot roof produces 1,150 gallons of water? Rain water is better for plants and easier on the wallet.”