The ACE Group today announced the selection of seven national and two
international forest restoration projects as part of its sponsorship of
American Forests' Global ReLeaf program, marking the sixth year it has
supported this effort, and the second time the company has supported
projects outside the United States under the program. In March, ACE
renewed its sponsorship of the Global ReLeaf program, pledging to plant
more than 13,500 trees - one for each environmental insurance policy
written by ACE globally in 2012. Since it began its relationship with
American Forests in 2007, ACE has sponsored nearly 50,000 tree plantings
through the program.
"Last year was an extraordinary year for wildfires in the United States,
the third worst fire season since 1960. It's even more important for ACE
to reaffirm its commitment and support to the American Forests Global
ReLeaf program," said Craig Richardson, Senior Vice President, ACE
Environmental Risk. "We're proud of our sustainability efforts through
participation in this program and pleased that, with the continued
support of our clients, we can take part in helping to drive the
protection and expansion of the forest restoration program. We look
forward to continuing to work together with American Forests to create a
The ACE Group contributions supported 1,500 tree plantings in each of
the following programs affiliated with American Forests Global ReLeaf
program in 2012:
To learn more about the ACE Group's environmental insurance products and
services, please visit www.acegroup.com.
For more information about ACE's overall environmental initiative,
please visit www.acegreen.com.
For more information on American Forests, please visit www.americanforests.org.
The ACE Group is one of the world's largest multiline property and
casualty insurers. With operations in 53 countries, ACE provides
commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal
accident supplemental health insurance, reinsurance, and life insurance
to a diverse group of clients. ACE Limited, the parent company of the
ACE Group, is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ACE) and is a
component of the S&P 500 index. Additional information can be found at: www.acegroup.com.
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