Published on March 5, 2018

As Community Partner, Guardian Makes Measurable Impact

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Mass Audubon’s Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries are proud to call The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America a Summit Level Community Partner.

By participating in this innovative program, Guardian provides many great benefits to its staff as well as vital support for Mass Audubon’s ongoing efforts to protect wildlife and wild lands across Massachusetts. As a Community Partner, Guardian employees enjoy miles of trails with year-round access to over 50 wildlife sanctuaries.

Our Community Partners at Guardian shared why this partnership matters to them:

Guardian’s Environmental Stewardship

Employees at Guardian Life Insurance

Guardian’s focus on environmental sustainability is driven by both the priorities of our businesses and the passion and commitment of our employees. From improving our business practices to encouraging employees to take action and make a positive environmental impact—we are extending our values-based commitment to being stewards of our planet.

At Guardian, we have a fundamental responsibility to our customers and policyholders to use our strength, expertise, reach and access to capital to make a positive impact in the communities in which we live and work. One way we accomplish this is through a robust recycling program.

Our efforts include:

  • A national shredding agreement with an external vendor
  • Sustained bottle/can recycling throughout our locations
  • Building ID/access cards are recycled to reduce cost as well as the use of plastics
  • All printer toner cartridges are recycled
  • Rainwater is collected and used for irrigation at our Bethlehem campus
Guardian's Electronics Recycling Day event

Green teams were formed in 2016 in our Appleton, Bethlehem, New York, Pittsfield and Spokane offices to engage and educate employees on company policies and environmentally friendly behaviors, to plan activities in support of companywide efforts, and to encourage employee participation in company sustainability activities and personal actions.

In October 2017, Guardian’s Pittsfield Office conducted an Electronics Recycling Day for Pittsfield employees that was a huge success. More than 50 employees donated to the event and more than 300 items were collected, including:

  • 19 PCs/Macs
  • 23 laptops
  • 28 monitors
  • 27 printers/fax/scanners
  • 105 TVs
  • 28 stereos
  • 37 DVD/VCR/Cable Box
  • 9 small boxes of miscellaneous wires, etc.
  • 40 remotes, cameras, joysticks