Sustainability

Sustainability

Sustainability

As UFG continues to grow, we must recognize our impact on the environment. In addition to ensuring our facilities are operating responsibly, we believe our partnerships and coverages play a role in conservation and offsetting our footprint. As a whole, we look at what we can do to engage in both sustainable and responsible business practices.


State LICA Insurance program

StateLICA

UFG is honored to have been appointed the insurance provider for members of the state LICA insurance program. This organization, which is known for its mission of professional conservation of soil and water, as well as best practices in the construction and protection of cities, farms, ranches and rural areas where we live and work, has worked with UFG to develop a program that is customized to this targeted group of insureds. Our program, in partnership with Prins Insurance, is specifically designed for LICA contractors and includes professional risk control services, safety group dividends based on the performance of the group, specialty pricing, and the broadened coverages needed when working to conserve our soil and water.

Responsible coverages and insurance products

At the core of our business is the insurance coverage we provide. We offer a variety of basic and more advanced policies tailored for the needs of our insureds. Product innovation, especially as it relates to corporates social responsibility, continues to play a big part in our goal to offer simple solutions for complex times.

Pollution coverage
UFG offers liability coverage for a covered job site pollution event. This coverage is also available through our businessowners property endorsement with varying levels of protection.

Pollutant redefined endorsement
UFG’s pollutant redefined endorsement broadens our commercial general liability policy, providing coverage for carbon monoxide poisoning due to faulty workmanship.

UFG facilities

In addition to establishing a UFG Green Team dedicated to sustainability practices, the facilities team is active in reducing our environmental footprint. Here are a few ways they’re generating less impact:

Smaller footprint
  • Use of low VOC paint, LED light fixtures and sustainable cleaning products.
Low impact materials
  • Partner with flooring vendors that manufacture products with low environmental impact.
    Utilize architectural wall systems instead of drywall. The walls can be reconfigured and reused rather than disposed of at the landfill.
Cutting-edge cleaning
  • Use of electrostatic disinfection cleaning — a cutting-edge cleaning technique — to our corporate office. This technique greatly reduces the spread of viruses in high-traffic areas.
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