A focus on our environment

See how we’ve further advanced our sustainability efforts and are increasing our focus on these efforts this year.  

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Going green

The Hanover reinforces its commitment to sustainability through various initiatives, including the following.


WELL Health-Safety Rating

achieved at all owned facilities. This is a recognition of our commitment to cleaning and sanitization, emergency preparedness, health service resources, air and water quality management

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LED lighting

upgrades in progress that will reduce lighting-related energy usage by 70% (total of 1.2 million kWh per year)



Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety’s Insurers’ Principles for Climate Change Adaptation in 2021 to reinforce the national need to invest in resilient homes and commercial structures


Recycled 64 tons

of waste material


Planted 10,000 trees

in three months as part of our commitment to reduce the use of paper, registering 16,500+ personal lines customers for paperless policy documents


Electrical vehicle charging stations

for hybrid vehicles use of employees and visitors


4 tons

of waste material composted


Reduced energy consumption

by saving approximately 40,000 kilowatt hours and approximately 1,000 therms at our headquarters in 2021, which will continue on a go-forward basis


Green cleaning program

for janitorial and custodial service needs specifies 75% of cleaning and consumable purchases meet one or more industry standard rating as sustainable products


The Green Team

an employee-led advisory group, is focused on leading resiliency action and nurturing a sustainable mindset among employees through education and community engagement


Diverted 21 tons

of construction and demolition materials from landfills


Recycled 39%

of total waste at the company's headquarters, diverting it from landfills through recycling efforts in 2021

We take our corporate responsibility to heart

The Hanover is committed to being a socially responsible organization. Learn more about our commitments.

Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Report

Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Report

Our Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Report highlights key milestones in our IDE journey, snapshots of our current workforce demographics, and key areas that we will continue to focus on as our organization looks to the future.

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Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Index

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Index

The Hanover is committed to openness in our environmental, social and governance policies and programs, and we are pleased to share our progress through our GRI-referenced content index.

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Responsible investment policy

Responsible investment policy

At The Hanover, we incorporate ESG factors in our decision-making as part of our fundamental investment research process. Learn more in our Responsible Investment Policy.

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