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Corporate sustainability

At Protective, we are driven by our responsibility to protect people, their lives and livelihoods. It's an unwavering commitment and it's why we do what we do — because we're all protectors.
A message from our CEO

"At Protective, we believe everyone deserves a sense of protection and security — no matter where they're heading or how big they dream. Together we'll keep pushing to find better ways to serve our Protective family, partners and community. We protect them all, with care and a resolve to do what is right every day, every time — just as we have for more than 100 years. And as we will for the next 100."

                                           — Rich Bielen, President and Chief Executive Officer, Protective

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Sustainability report

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2020 Sustainability Report: Because we're all protectors

Protective has embraced change and thrived through many challenges throughout its history. That's why, since our founding, we have been diligent in building a sustainable business.


Protective's sustainability plan focuses on three primary pillars where we see opportunity for continued growth and impact by living out our purpose as protectors: Business. People. Community.

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Investing in our business, our people and our communities

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Business in 2020

12.4 million
policies and contracts in force (as of Jan. 1, 2021)


$991 billion
of life insurance in force


26% increase in employees over the past three years*
*For the three-year period from 12/31/17-1/1/21

People in 2020

93% of employees feel proud to tell people where they work
according to a company-wide survey


95% of workforce
shifted to temporary remote work to stay safe


170 employees
Utilized COVID-related paid leave


80 hours
of additional paid leave for COVID-related issues offered to each employee

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Community in 2020

$4.5 million
in Foundation gifts, totaling $77.7MM over 26 years


$1 million
given to support COVID-19 relief efforts


248 organizations
supported through financial gifts, leadership involvement and employee volunteer hours


378 hours
spent by employees volunteering in the community, impacting health, wellness, families, education, arts and culture

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Learn more about Protective

Company overview
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Protective has been protecting people for more than 110 years. Today, we continue to provide the sense of security everyone deserves through life insurance, asset protection and retirement products.
Careers
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Achieving our mission starts with you. That's why we care for and support each other like family. The work we do helps millions of people, and you can be a part of it.
Protective Stadium
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With Protective Stadium, we are honored to be a part of Birmingham’s future by committing to a project that will put our city on the map and pull our community together.