Environmental sustainability

During the past 10 years, we’ve greatly reduced our carbon footprint, and we continue to focus our efforts on reducing carbon emissions, increasing landfill diversion and reducing waste and water usage.

Building on our heritage to create a better future

Food security, agriculture and climate change — these interrelated topics require deep understanding on complex issues and coordinated action both locally and nationally. Founded in 1926 by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, Nationwide’s agricultural roots and expertise, along with strong business and community partnerships, uniquely position us to be a leader.

We’re fighting for food security in our communities through a decades-long partnership with Feeding America. The Nationwide Foundation is advancing research, education and outreach solutions to sustainable farming through over $16.8M invested in The Ohio State University — College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. And we’re helping uncover ways to improve water quality, protect water rights and integrate sustainable practices through deeply established relationships with agriculture organizations like the American Farm Bureau Federation and farm bureaus across the country.

Building on our heritage to create a better future

Food security, agriculture and climate change — these interrelated topics require deep understanding on complex issues and coordinated action both locally and nationally. Founded in 1926 by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, Nationwide’s agricultural roots and expertise, along with strong business and community partnerships, uniquely position us to be a leader.

We’re fighting for food security in our communities through a decades-long partnership with Feeding America. We’re advancing research, education and outreach solutions to sustainable farming through over $16.8M invested in The Ohio State University — College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. And we’re helping uncover ways to improve water quality, protect water rights and integrate sustainable practices through deeply established relationships with agriculture organizations like the American Farm Bureau Federation and farm bureaus across the country.

CARBON FOOTPRINT

23.6% reduction

in our carbon footprint since 2010. All of our office locations include programs for centralized waste, battery recycling and water bottle diversion.

LANDFILL DIVERSION

100% reduction

of our corporate electronics are either recycled or reused, and we compost food waste in our Central Ohio office locations.

WATER USE

7.7 million gallons

of water were reduced within one year through actions that include installing low-flow bathroom fixtures, faucets and toilets at many Nationwide office locations.

SUSTAINABLE FARMING

$16.8 million

invested by the Nationwide Foundation in research, education and outreach solutions.

REDUCING WASTE

Over 2.4 million

water bottles were diverted from landfills and 68% fewer pages have been printed since 2012.

RENEWABLE ENERGY

$1 billion

in renewable energy efforts via solar, wind and hydro power projects.

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You have choices in the causes and the nonprofits you support, and we’re humbled and grateful Nationwide’s chosen Feeding America and the challenging cause of food security. Your impact has been broad and deep, and it doesn’t just feed the body. It feeds the spirit and it feeds community.
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Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO, Feeding America®