It's no secret that excessive vehicle emissions can be harmful to the Earth's atmosphere. At State Farm®, we've spent the better part of the last decade cleaning up our act.
In 2002, we began measuring our vehicle fleet's overall greenhouse gas emissions intensity and reporting the results to the Department of Energy. By 2010, we had reduced our emissions intensity by 46%. This was more than two times our initial goal of an 18% reduction by 2012.
Despite such rapid success, and despite being recognized for having the third largest non-governmental alternative fuel fleet in 2010 by Automotive Fleet magazine, State Farm's current goal is for 75% of our vehicles to be Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay certified by the end of 2010. This means we're aiming for three-quarters of our vehicles to be cleaner and to emit less greenhouses gasses than the majority of all vehicles on America's roads and highways. To achieve this goal, we're continuing to add new hybrid-electric, flex-fuel, and four-cylinder vehicles to our fleet.
Our Bloomington, Illinois, headquarters provides employee shuttles between buildings, and we coordinate employee commuter vanpools. Annually, this equates to eliminating over 400,000 employee trips to and from the office.
In 2009, we received Honorable Mention as a Smart Commute Employer of the Year in Canada. State Farm encourages all modes of commuting, with over 100 car pool spaces, motorcycle and bicycle parking, and bus service to the front door of our Canada facility. This is just one of the reasons State Farm was chosen as one of Canada's 50 Greenest Employers in 2010. Additionally, through our alternative work arrangements and environmental awareness programs, we're proving a good neighbor is a green neighbor.
State Farm® is committed to a future where environmental values are key to the way we do business. We will continue to find solutions to reduce our company impacts and help build safer and greener communities.
At State Farm, A Good Neighbor is a Green Neighbor.™