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Highmark Blue Shield Announces Sustainable, Eco-Friendly and Green Strategy
Date:4/15/2008

in grant money.

-- Highmark uses environmentally friendly, green cleaning products at its

facilities at its Data Center in and at its Center Street campus. These

products include Green Seal certified cleaners, vacuum cleaners with

HEPA filters to improve indoor air quality and Green Seal certified

paper products for restrooms.

-- Highmark, through its partner Parkhurst Dining Services, is making

dining facilities in Camp Hill more sustainable and eco-friendly.

Current Parkhurst initiatives include napkins made from recycled paper;

a FarmSource program that purchases goods from local farms; and the

collection of used fryer oil to be converted to bio-diesel.

Next steps for Highmark Blue Shield include additional renovations throughout its Center Street facility and outside landscaping changes which include planting native and drought resistant plants and trees. The company is also developing metrics to benchmark major resources, such as the use of paper, water and electricity, and then target ways to conserve those resources.

For more information about Highmark's SEG initiative, please visit the Newsroom on http://www.highmark.com and read the Sustainable, Eco-Friendly, and Green press kit.

About Highmark Blue Shield

As one of the state's leading health insurers and with nearly 70 years of community involvement, Highmark Blue Shield helps members live longer, healthier lives by ensuring access to affordable, high quality health insurance and services. Highmark offers the widest range of products, access to all area hospitals and the most responsive customer service. Highmark exerts an enormous economic impact throughout Pennsylvania. A recent study states that Highmark's positive impact exceeded $2.5 billion. Employing more than 5,000 people in central Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley, Highmark provides
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