Three ways Nationwide is reducing its carbon footprint

Three ways Nationwide is reducing its carbon footprint

October 28, 2019

In just 9 years, Nationwide Insurance has reduced its carbon footprint — the amount of carbon dioxide emitted through normal daily business activities – by 21.1%.

To put that in context, if all Nationwide Insurance associates planted 35 trees or pumped 237 fewer gallons of gas, it would be equivalent to the amount of carbon emissions Nationwide has reduced since 2010.

Nationwide will not be stopping there. By 2026, the company has pledged to reduce its carbon footprint by 26%.

By reducing carbon emissions, Nationwide Insurance is living up to its commitment to help protect the environment.

What Nationwide is doing:

  • Reducing gas and electric consumption – By replacing older lights with new, energy efficient LED bulbs, and installing new efficient heating and cooling systems, overall energy consumption is reduced.
  • Sourcing renewable energy – Using solar panels in its Gainesville, FL. and Harleysville, PA, locations allows the company to reduce its reliance on nonrenewable sources by up to 20% in those buildings.
  • Conducting on going energy audits at our major office locations across the country – Nationwide is proactively identifying opportunities to increase energy savings.

These changes are just the beginning. Each year, the company is finding new ways to reduce emissions even more.

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