Welcome to the many faceted world of Allstate. We believe sustainable businesses create profits, provide meaningful work for employees and are a force for good in their local communities. These responsibilities, embedded in Our Shared Purpose, serve as guideposts throughout the organization.
Allstate’s story is about today, tomorrow and long into the future. We are a purpose-driven company, powered by purpose-driven people. Allstate’s purpose is to protect people from life’s uncertainties and prepare them for the future.
At Allstate, we believe businesses play a vital role in society. Businesses create prosperity by harnessing ideas, people and resources. Profits are one measure of how effectively businesses harness the resources we borrow from society. We also create dignity through meaningful work where people can realize their full potential and purpose in life. Business must also be a force for good, using our capabilities and resources to improve communities.
Allstate delivers on all of these components of sustainability. Our operating performance is strong, as you can see from our financial reports. Allstate’s board of directors receives extremely high governance ratings and is engaged, transparent and responsive to shareholders as described in our award winning Annual Proxy Statement. We help employees pursue their purpose in life through fair compensation, inclusive diversity and personal growth.
Allstate is a force for good in society through empowering youth and victims of domestic violence. We support thousands of nonprofits in conjunction with Allstate agencies in local communities throughout America. This sustainability report provides information on this and more on ethics, environmental practices, inclusive diversity and social impact.
Take some time to discover all of the ways that we here at Allstate are a force for good. We’re proud to share our story.
Tom Wilson, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
As Allstaters, we are the Good HandsⓇ people, and every day, we live into the Good HandsⓇ promise through our caring, compassion and commitment to our customers and society.
We never waiver from upholding the highest of ethical standards. For the fourth year in a row, we’ve been recognized as one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” by Ethisphere. We were also named to Fortune magazine’s 2017 “Change the World” list.
When it comes to being a force for good, we believe that corporations can and should do more to better society.
We know that, on their own, governments, social service agencies and nonprofits simply do not have all the resources they need to meet the growing needs of our communities. We also know the corporate sector has much to give — in ways far more valuable than financial support. We can lend our knowledge and experience — our innovative thinking and leadership — to find solutions to society’s toughest problems.
One of my priorities this past year has been to stay in touch with Allstate’s many stakeholders and seek out different perspectives so we can remain relevant. To that end, we conducted a robust sustainability materiality assessment. It gave us an opportunity to learn about what’s important to people both within and outside the walls of Allstate.
We learned you’d like to know more about how we:
Our sustainability council has created a roadmap to guide our journey. It touches every part of the business — including how we:
In the report, you’ll see the personal side of our commitment through inspiring stories of Allstaters doing good. You’ll discover the many ways our employees give back and learn about Allstate’s agency force and the role it plays in the health of communities across America.
We’re helping our next generation of leaders — our youth — build skills like persistence and confidence to improve their likelihood of success in life. We’re also tackling domestic violence and helping more survivors break free and stay free from abuse through economic empowerment.
The “Good HandsⓇ” is not just a slogan for us. It’s who we are — it drives our purpose as a company and as individuals. We protect people from life’s uncertainties and prepare them for the future so they can realize their hopes and dreams. Whether the action is great or small, we’re passionate about making the world a better and more humane place.
Victoria Dinges, Senior Vice President, Corporate Responsibility