Finance and insurance
GHG Reduction Target
Become a leader in environmental stewardship for the community and the insurance industry
Reduce overall ecological footprint
Reduce waste through the implementation of initiatives that enable them to reduce, reuse and recycle throughout their building.
Community Garden: In 2017, Farm Mutual Re continued it’s community garden a grew a total of 284 lbs of vegetables
Community Involvement: Farm Mutual Re holds community engagement as a high priority and continues to contribute towards its betterment. They volunteered to support a local food bank by donating vegetables grown in their on-site garden. They also have volunteers who pick fruit to be donated as well. Farm Mutual Re also organized two large clothing drives for the year.
Waste Diversion: Farm Mutual Re collects used glasses, batteries and electronics and disposes them at appropriate collection sites.
Garden: Created a 400 sq. ft. garden that is maintained by a variety of volunteers. The food grown from the garden is donated to the Food Bank and a garden calendar was established and maintained to ensure proper maintenance of the garden. In total Farm Mutual Re donated 2000 lbs of fruits and vegetables.
Clothing Drives: Spring and fall clothing drives were held to gather warm clothes for the winter. Project grew into collecting all season clothing and is now ongoing, allowing staff to donate clothing all year round. In total, 500 lbs of clothes were donated.
Volunteer Planting: In conjunction with the local conservation authority, members of the green team and other staff assisted in the refurbishing and planting of a protected area.
Composting: Compost bins were installed to reduce the amount of waste that is sent to landfill and can provide fresh soil for their office garden.
Indoor lighting reduction: Cleaners have adjusted their work schedule. Tasks are completed earlier in the day reducing the amount of time that the lights need to be on in the evening.
Office Improvements: Farm Mutual Re successfully incorporated grey water, heating, and green roofs into their newly designed LEED gold certified office.