NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), announced today that it has joined the RE100, a global list of prominent companies that have pledged to source 100 percent of their electricity from renewable energy in an effort to reduce CO2 emissions and advance environmentally responsible business practices. Voya has purchased clean, emission-free wind energy credits equal to 100 percent of its electricity usage since 2007.
"Joining the RE100 is a testament to Voya's established track record of purchasing renewable energy and minimizing our ecological footprint through responsible business practices," said Voya Financial Chairman and CEO Rodney O. Martin Jr. "We believe that efforts like these are not only good for the environment, but that they also contribute to a positive culture that attracts employees, partners and customers – and supports a company's bottom line."
Led by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project), the RE100 campaign aims to engage, support and showcase influential businesses committed to 100 percent renewable electricity. To date, more than 30 companies from around the world have joined the campaign, including many well-regarded household names across various industries.
Voya's investment in renewable energy is one aspect of the company's environmental sustainability program that focuses on increasing operational efficiency and reducing consumption of natural resources. Since a benchmark year of 2007, Voya has reduced its total energy usage by 39 percent, paper consumption by 71 percent, and landfill waste by 64 percent. Voya employees have also created "Orange Goes Green" teams in nine major office sites around the country that identify areas for improvement, implement solutions and build awareness about conservation efforts and volunteer activities.
"At Voya, we help Americans plan, invest and protect their savings so that they can prepare to retire with greater success. As we do this, we are equally committed to protecting our planet's natural resources and doing our part to ensure a sustainable environmental future for everyone," Martin added.
In 2015, Voya Financial was recognized as one of the Top Green Companies in the U.S., making its debut on the Newsweek Green Rankings list (#78 of 500). The company has also been a member of the EPA's Green Power Leadership Club since 2008. To learn more about its overall Corporate Responsibility efforts, visit Voya's recently released Corporate Responsibility Report.
As an industry leader and advocate for greater retirement readiness, Voya Financial is committed to delivering on its vision to be America's Retirement Company™ and on its mission to make a secure financial future possible — one person, one family and one institution at a time.
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About Voya Financial®
Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), helps Americans plan, invest and protect their savings — to get ready to retire better. Serving the financial needs of approximately 13 million individual and institutional customers in the United States, Voya is a Fortune 500 company that had $11 billion in revenue in 2014. The company had $484 billion in total assets under management and administration as of June 30, 2015. With a clear mission to make a secure financial future possible — one person, one family, one institution at a time — Voya's vision is to be America's Retirement Company™. The company is equally committed to conducting business in a way that is socially, environmentally, economically and ethically responsible — Voya has been recognized as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies, by the Ethisphere Institute, and as one of the Top Green Companies in the U.S., by Newsweek magazine. For more information, visit voya.com or view the company's 2014 annual report. Follow Voya Financial on Facebook and Twitter @Voya.
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