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MAX Insurance in Top 10% of Socially Responsible Companies Worldwide
Evaluated by Comprehensive B Impact Assessment
October 11, 2016, Overland Park, KS
An Overland Park, KS, headquartered property/casualty insurance enterprise has been recognized among the top 10% of 1,800 socially responsible companies in the world, according to an independent assessment organization.
MutualAid eXchange (MAX) Insurance was recognized by the independent nonprofit B Lab and B the Change Media for creating positive overall impact in the communities it serves and for its strong relationships with its workers. The recognition of MAX and the other B Lab honorees was announced at the first-annual Best for the World Celebration & Awards Ceremony at the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas Business School.
“The companies we are honoring as the best for the world represent the cutting edge of a global movement using business as a force for good. We are inspired by them, and feel deeply honored to join them in this historic and ground-breaking celebration,” said Bryan Welch, CEO of B the Change Media, the multi-platform media company that publishes the quarterly B Magazine and host of the Best for the World event at the University of California, Berkeley.
MAX was recognized for the positive way it relates to its workers. “We know we can’t pay the most but we work hard to recruit, train, support, promote, encourage and retain employees and independent agents who share our values,” said Dave Wine, MAX President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our team members choose to work for MAX because of who we are. We try to honor that by creating a caring and supportive work environment.”
MAX’s commitment to helping individuals and communities in need was also noted by B-Lab. “We try to use business as a source for good with the people and communities we serve,” Wine said. “MAX is fair, faithful and socially responsible based on our traditional Mennonite background and our ongoing commitment to creating and sustaining wholeness for all our stakeholders. We believe that’s the way insurance should be.”
To live out these values, MAX created and funds a program called Mutual Aid Ministries which provides grants to people and communities facing unexpected financial crises or in need of support for socially beneficial causes. The company funds the program through top-line revenue contributions. Over the years MAX, in partnership with its network of independent agents, has donated thousands of dollars to families suffering from illness, loss or tragedy, and to communities working to improve the lives of youth, seniors, the disadvantaged or the community at large.
MutualAid eXchange (MAX) is a property/casualty insurance company that believes in a set of core values that derive from its founding Mennonite, Brethren and other Anabaptist faith communities. MAX employees, representatives, and members subscribe to and practice these values as conditions of their association with the enterprise:
MAX is FAIR. We believe in treating others as we would like to be treated.
MAX is FAITHFUL. We affirm and seek Higher Guidance from God, whose blessing extends to all people, no matter their particular spiritual pathway.
MAX is SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE. We believe business has a responsibility to do good in the world.
Overland Park, Kansas Office
4400 College Boulevard, Suite 250
Overland Park, KS 66211
B Lab is a nonprofit organization that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good. Its vision is that one day all companies compete not only to be the best in the world, but the best for the world and society will enjoy prosperity for all for the long term.
B Lab drives this systemic change by: 1) building a community of Certified B Corporations to make it easier for all of us to tell the difference between “good companies” and good marketing; 2) passing benefit corporation legislation to give business leaders the freedom to create value for society as well as shareholders; 3) helping businesses measure, compare and improve their social and environmental performance with the free B Impact Assessment; 4) driving capital to impact investments through use of its B Analytics and GIIRS Ratings platform.
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