Esurance Isn't Neutral About Helping the Environment
San Francisco, CA — May 25, 2007
Esurance, the direct-to-consumer personal auto insurance company, announced its latest environmental initiative. In Washington State, Esurance will make this weekend's Sasquatch! Music Festival carbon neutral. The festival will take place from May 26–27 at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington. For the festival, Esurance is working with festival organizers and Sustainable Energy Partners to make the event certified carbon neutral for the first time in its history.
John Swigart, Esurance's chief marketing officer, stated, "The Gorge is always cited as one of the most beautiful outdoor venues in America. It's important to protect that beauty everywhere by making the event and others like it carbon neutral. We couldn't be happier that our sponsorship dollars have contributed to something with such long-lasting benefits."
Sustainable Energy Partners has determined the emissions impact of Sasquatch, and Esurance will fund energy-efficient projects to offset this amount. The auto insurer is no stranger to offsets, and has worked with another organization, The Carbon Fund, to neutralize the electricity use in its office locations across the U.S. Esurance also engages in other environmentally friendly business practices, with hybrid claims vehicles, a virtually paperless customer experience, and partnerships with environmentally focused nonprofits.
Concluded Swigart, "Esurance is committed to the well-being of our customers, our employees, and our communities. Protecting the environment has a direct impact on us all. We hope that carbon neutral events eventually become the norm, and we are very proud to play a part in this one."
Esurance Insurance Services, Inc., a subsidiary of White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. (NYSE: WTM), provides personal auto insurance direct to consumers online. Esurance is dedicated to constantly improving the way people shop for, buy, and manage their auto insurance. By combining the best of technology with industry know-how, Esurance is able to offer hassle-free auto insurance coverage with 24/7 customer service and claims handling at competitive prices.
Through Esurance's website, www.esurance.com, customers can get instant quotes, view comparison quotes, buy an Esurance policy, and print their proof of insurance card — all in minutes. Esurance also offers policyholders the ability to make policy changes and file claims instantly online, demonstrating its commitment to improving the entire insurance process from quote to claim.