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Our Communities

A Force for Good in the Places We Live and Work

Our communities are an extension of us. They are where we live, work, play and grow. We care for and protect them, just as we do our customers. After all, the best brands and companies don't settle for satisfactory—they dare to be great. It's only through our collective power that we'll harness all of the good. Our everyday heroic acts can take care of our customers and make the world a better place.

Protecting Our Environment

People with Purpose

…reduce our environmental impact and pursue our business operations as sustainably as possible.

As a leading insurer, we understand that climate change has a direct impact on our business since it can increase the volatility, frequency and unpredictability of natural catastrophes, such as severe storms, droughts and other extreme weather events. It can also have a human cost, causing suffering for our customers, our employees and the communities where we live and work. That is why we have a climate change statement defining our management approach to one of society's most pressing global challenges. It's part of our overall commitment to environmental responsibility.

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Purpose in Practice

Protecting our environment means we:

  • Comply with all applicable environmental laws, regulations and company policies, including permits and licenses
  • Practice responsible supply chain management
  • Report any environmental incidents or risks of incidents
  • Reduce waste, emissions and energy use in our facilities
  • Stress sustainability in building design, construction and renovation
  • Conserve and recycle whenever possible
  • Search for business partners who share our environmental standards

If you suspect a potential violation of our environmental policies, contact your manager or Human Resources, or follow the Speak Up Process.

For more information, see our Corporate Social Responsibility Report.

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As an insurance company, we don't have factories that manufacture anything. But we still have plenty of opportunities to reduce our environmental impact. We have facilities around the globe. Each of us can keep looking for new ways to cut paper and fossil fuel use, increase energy efficiency and conservation, widen our recycling efforts, reduce our vehicle emissions and lower our carbon footprint.

Contributing to Our Communities

People with Purpose

…support our communities and help them thrive.

We care about our customers and the communities they live in. Those diverse communities are where we live too. We can offer them consistent, positive change by engaging in community partnerships, volunteer efforts, charity drives, mentoring programs and a number of other initiatives that bring our core values to life.

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Purpose in Practice

Contributing to our communities means we:

  • Encourage each other to volunteer and support worthy causes
  • Organize charity drives, leadership programs, educational efforts and donations
  • Make sure all contributions and charity efforts are legal and ethical
  • Always get approval before using company resources, acting as a company representative or donating anything in the Company's name
  • Never unduly pressure others to contribute or seek favors in exchange for contributions

If you have questions about whether you can represent the Company while participating in a charitable cause, ask your manager. If you think the Company might want to get involved as a sponsor and you are unsure of whom to contact, reach out to Human Resources.

For more information, see our Corporate Social Responsibility Report.

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The Allstate Family of Companies and our colleagues have donated millions of dollars to and volunteered thousands of days for charitable causes in our communities. These efforts have included safe-driving education, disaster preparation, youth empowerment and comprehensive efforts to help domestic violence survivors break free and gain their independence.

Participating in the Political Process

People with Purpose

…engage thoughtfully in the political process, protecting our interests while bringing positive change to our communities.

We encourage work-life balance, which includes participation in the political process and civic duties. We also recognize the need to engage in politics as a Company. In both cases, it is essential that we do so legally and ethically to keep from harming the Company's reputation and interests. We separate our personal political activities from our work to maintain the transparency, honesty and integrity that our customers, communities and stakeholders have come to expect from us.

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Purpose in Practice

Participating in the political process properly means we:

  • Comply with all campaign finance and election laws where we do business
  • Notify the Company when we run for office or get appointed or elected to office
  • Never contact lawmakers on behalf of the Company or lobby with lawmakers for the Company's interests without getting explicit approval from Government & Industry Relations first
  • Make it clear that we do not formally represent the Company if we mention our position with the Company when we take political action
  • Understand that activities with lawmakers outside of constituent advocacy could be considered lobbying and would have to meet all reporting and other legal requirements
  • Keep our personal political activities separate from our work environment
  • Do not bully or force our political views on others in the workplace

If you are seeking an elected or appointed political position, contact Human Resources. Making the Company aware of your activity will help prevent potential conflicts of interest or the appearance of such conflicts.

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