PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ACE USA, the U.S.-based retail operating division of the ACE Group of Companies, today announced that its environmental liability division, ACE Environmental Risk, has joined with American Forests, the nation’s oldest nonprofit citizens’ conservation organization, in a year-long campaign to improve the environment by planting 5,000 trees in five locations across the United States. In appreciation for its clients’ support in 2008, ACE Environmental Risk is making this donation as part of American Forests’ Global ReLeaf Campaign for the second consecutive year.
“ACE is committed to developing insurance products and risk management services that facilitate market-based solutions to current and pending environmental and climate-related issues,” said William P. Hazelton, Senior Vice President, ACE Environmental Risk. “We’re pleased to work with American Forests in their ongoing efforts to help restore areas damaged by wildfire and other natural disasters, through innovative ecosystem restoration projects throughout the United States.”
American Forests, one of the first organizations to address the issue of global warming, helps people understand the many values of trees and the need to restore forest ecosystems in urban and rural areas through community-based initiatives. The organization introduced Global ReLeaf in 1988 to restore damaged forest ecosystems, through the planting of trees. The goal of this campaign is to plant 100 million trees by the year 2020.
ACE USA’s contribution supports the following tree-planting programs affiliated with American Forests:
ACE Environmental Risk, a division of ACE USA, offers a full range of environmental liability solutions designed to minimize bottom line impacts and provide hands-on management for those liabilities. ACE Environmental Risk’s liability product offerings include premises pollution liability, contractor’s pollution liability, and remediation cost containment programs. These programs are primarily distributed through the retail brokerage community to the commercial market. To learn more about ACE Environmental Risk’s products and services, please visitwww.aceusa.com. For more information on America Forests visit www.americanforests.org or contact Dan Smith at DSmith@amfor.org, (202)737-1944 x203.
ACE USA is the U.S.-based retail operating division of the ACE Group of Companies, headed by ACE Limited (NYSE:ACE), and is rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company and A+ (Strong) by Standard & Poor’s. ACE USA, through its underwriting companies, provides insurance products and services throughout the U.S. Additional information on ACE USA and its products and services can be found at www.aceusa.com. The ACE Group of Companies provides insurance and reinsurance for a diverse group of clients around the world.