Corporate responsibility at Farm Mutual Re

At Farm Mutual Re, corporate responsibility is everyone’s responsibility. We strive to balance the interests of all stakeholders and continually improve upon our standards for:

  • Corporate governance
  • Risk and capital management
  • Internal controls
  • Conflict of interest resolution
  • Gender equality
  • Accessibility

But we know that our responsibility is bigger than our own company. That’s why we give back to the community and the environment.

We give back to our community

Supporting our community and charitable organizations is a large part of Farm Mutual Re’s culture. We provide continuous support to the United Way, the Food Bank and the Adopt-a-Road program, while participating in special events each year dedicated to helping additional charitable organizations.

Our employees are entitled to one paid volunteer day to support local charities.
Plus employees receive an annual allowance so they can support the charitable organizations of their choice.

In 2015, Farm Mutual Re received the David Borges Outstanding Community Involvement Award 2015 – Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Foundation.

We embrace our environment

At Farm Mutual Re, we have implemented ‘green’ initiatives that assist in reducing our carbon footprint. We take pride in being environmentally responsible and consider the impact on the environment in all our decisions. Our goal is to become a leader in environmental stewardship for our community and the insurance industry.

We are a bronze pledging member of Sustainable Waterloo Region and our building was constructed to meet LEED® (Leadership in Energy Environmental Design) certification . In 2011 our building earned the LEED Gold designation.

A few environmentally friendly features

  • Motion-controlled lighting helps reduce our energy consumption and lowers carbon dioxide emissions.
  • Drought-tolerant vegetation mitigates our water consumption.
  • Our garden provides food for local food banks.
  • Roof plantings reduce our ‘heat island’ effect by absorbing the sun’s heat.
  • A central computer monitors room temperature and C02 levels to reduce energy consumption.