Esurance provides insurance products and services direct to consumers online and over the phone in 32 states. Based in San Francisco, the company has over 2,000 employees in offices around the United States. Esurance empowers consumers to make smart decisions about their insurance with easy-to-use online tools and mobile apps, and unique features such as quick comparison quotes and online repair monitoring.
Commitment to Corporate Responsibility
Since its inception as a Silicon Valley start-up in 1999, Esurance has always been a leader in changing the industry for the better. The company helps the environment by reinventing a traditionally paper-heavy industry and offering a near-paperless experience for customers by making insurance policies and documents available online. Esurance also has a claims fleet that’s 100 percent hybrid, which reduces the company’s driving emissions of smog-forming pollutants by up to 90 percent and cuts carbon dioxide emissions in half.
Esurance was one of the first car insurance companies to offer car insurance discounts to domestic partners who list on the same policy, and the company received a perfect score from the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index for four years running. This achievement reflects Esurance’s commitment to equality and diversity — qualities the company strives to share with communities across the nation.
Esurance has long promoted and sponsored Pride events around the country. In 2011, Esurance extended its support to The Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. Calling on the support of fans on Facebook, Esurance pledged to give The Trevor Project $10 for every “Like” received. With the Facebook community’s help, the company reached its $50,000 donation goal in a matter of weeks. Esurance won a PR Newswire inaugural 2011 “Earnie” award for this creative social media campaign.
Esurance Support of The Trevor Project
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Esurance supports its communities through its grant programs. In 2011, Esurance associates contributed $81,282 to charitable organizations through the Matching Gift Program, which Esurance matched dollar-for-dollar. Esurance also awards annual grants to charitable organizations nominated by its associates in each of its offices. Among the organizations that received grants from Esurance in 2011 are:
- Atlanta – Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
- New York – Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – New York City Chapter
- Dallas – Richardson Corporate Challenge for Special Olympics Texas
- Denver – Ronald McDonald House Charities of Denver
- San Francisco – San Francisco Food Bank
- Madison – Dane County Humane Society
- Phoenix – Paz de Cristo and Children’s Cancer Network
- Sioux Falls – Second Chance Rescue Center
Since 2005, Esurance associates have been involved with local tree-planting organizations such as the Texas Trees Foundation and Greening of Detroit, helping to plant more than 100,000 trees in communities around the country.
In 2011, Esurance worked with NativeEnergy to support the Laurelbrook Farm Compost Project. This effort allowed Esurance to offset 100 percent of the energy used in its permanent office locations nationwide, as well as the carbon emissions from its fleet of hybrid vehicles.
The project is estimated to prevent more than 15,000 tons of greenhouse gas pollution over the next ten years. In addition, Esurance partners with Zimride to provide an easy way to carpool to Esurance-sponsored events, and in 2011, people who shared rides to Esurance events saved nearly 850,000 driving miles.
Message from Gary Tolman, President and CEO, Esurance
I am truly inspired by our associates’ energy and enthusiasm for giving back to the communities in which they and our customers live and work. Through their efforts, we’ve formed symbiotic relationships with local groups and connected with communities across the country in a much more meaningful way. Community involvement, both socially and environmentally, is a cornerstone of our company philosophy.