VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., May 6, 2010 Amerigroup Corporation (NYSE: AGP) today hosted the Company's first-ever Eco Fair to showcase and promote sustainability efforts for employees and its civic and corporate neighbors. The event took place at Amerigroup's National Support Center campus in Virginia Beach, VA.
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"We are pleased to host this event, but most importantly we appreciate the opportunity to promote dialogue about sustainability among our associates and members of the community," said James G. Carlson, Amerigroup chairman and chief executive officer. "Amerigroup is proud of our accomplishments in corporate social responsibility and sustainability. And we are always eager to talk about the positive business rationale for sustainability."
Today's Fair, a first of its kind for Amerigroup, featured exhibits from the City of Virginia Beach, a local "green" restaurant, home improvement stores, nonprofit organizations and more. Amerigroup has been an active leader in sustainability efforts and in corporate social responsibility. The Company was named "Overall Leader in Corporate Social Responsibility Practices" by PR News for 2010. Last year, Amerigroup received the prestigious Governor's Volunteerism and Community Service Award from the Commonwealth of Virginia, and in 2008, the Company was named Good Corporate Neighbor by Virginia Business magazine and Volunteer Hampton Roads.
Amerigroup's efforts toward sustainability (overall) include:
A look at efforts across the Company:
As the Company enhances its sustainability efforts, plans are in place to increase recycling capabilities, continue to develop the most efficient use of workspace and expand the Rideshare initiative.
About Amerigroup Corporation
Amerigroup, a Fortune 500 Company, coordinates services for individuals in publicly funded health care programs. Serving approximately 1.9 million members in 11 states nationwide, Amerigroup accepts all eligible people regardless of age, sex, race or disability. The Company's product offerings do not utilize any individual underwriting nor deny coverage due to pre-existing medical conditions. Amerigroup is dedicated to offering real solutions that improve health care access and quality for its members, while proactively working to reduce the overall cost of care to taxpayers. For more information and real story examples of these solutions, please visit www.amerigroupcorp.com.
-- The elimination of foam cups companywide, netting $80,000 in annual savings and the prevention of 1.5 million polystyrene cups from entering the waste stream. -- A savings of more than 5 million sheets of paper a year with the duplex printing option on Company printers.
SOURCE Amerigroup Corporation