AVI Foodsystems and Progressive Insurance: Partners in Sustainability
Bringing sustainability to the forefront is an important initiative for Progressive Insurance. As their hospitality provider, AVI is proud to partner with them to support sound environmental practices including an on-site herb garden, composting efforts and a Farmer’s Market in the workplace.
AVI collaborated with the Progressive Insurance facilities team to purchase and plant various herbs in designated areas of the Cleveland Progressive Campuses. The herbs, including basil, chocolate mint, rosemary, and thyme are being harvested to be used directly in the Progressive cafés.
The composting of coffee grounds and filters is another sustainability initiative made possible through the partnership of Progressive Insurance and AVI Foodsystems. Each week, coffee grounds and filters from the cafés are collected by the Progressive Insurance facilities team and taken to the designated composting site on the Progressive campus. The compost is then used for fertilizing the beautifully maintained grounds of the Cleveland Progressive locations.
The annual Progressive Insurance Farmer’s Market opening day was on June 13, 2012. AVI joined with local farms and co-ops to bring in fresh produce, grass fed beef and organic cheeses. The Farmer’s Market operates every Wednesday through the growing season in late November.
AVI also participates in day-to-day sustainability efforts such as the sale of reusable coffee mugs and shopping bags and utilizing sustainable vendors to purchase produce, meats and cheeses whenever possible.
AVI and Progressive continue to develop new ideas to focus on ways to love the Earth!