Sustainability isn’t just a buzzword at American Family – it’s a sound approach to doing business. That’s why we make it a priority to look for ways to reduce waste, protect the environment and be a responsible corporate citizen.

The community garden at National Headquarters.

In 2011, a community garden was built at our National Headquarters campus. Employees plant and care for their own 10 foot square garden plot within walking distance from their office. The garden started with 60 plots, and quickly grew to 122. Two of the plots - maintained by employees - are solely for the purpose of donating food to local food pantries.

Another effort is our National Headquarters Zero Waste initiative. Working with the City of Madison and partners Sodexo and GCA, the initiative aims to reduce organic waste and recycle. Since 2007, we have reduced our landfill waste by 24 percent or 9,858 metric tons.

“Our company takes our environmental responsibilities seriously. We’re recycling and conserving materials, using less water and energy. Protecting the environment and supporting communities where we do business have a broad, positive effect for our customers.”
Beth Churchill, American Family’s workplace sustainability specialist