Sustainability At Essent

We believe our long term success depends not only on our business strategy and competitive advantages, but on keeping our promises to our customers, employees and communities.

Under the direction of our Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Directors, we are committed to supporting (ESG) initiatives that are relevant to the company and align with our companywide dedication to responsible corporate citizenship that positively impacts the communities and people we serve.

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A Message From Our CEO

This past year has challenged us as a nation and a global community to find new and better ways to address the pandemic, its impact on our people, communities, business processes and sustainability. We have learned that with commitment, investment, innovation, smart partnerships and time, we can make sure-footed strides toward our goals. 2020 was a year of:

  • Leveraging technology to stay connected and develop new relationships with customers,
  • Enhancing employee skills and capabilities to support business changes,
  • Increasing investments in technology and automation,
  • Investing in the safety and well-being of our employees, and
  • Continuing our focus on diversity and inclusion.

We are proud of the advancements we have made and the path we are on as a company and a member of the mortgage insurance industry.

Mortgage insurance supports the U.S. housing market, making homeownership possible for millions of Americans. Essent, a leading mortgage insurance provider, opens the door to affordable and sustainable homeownership in communities across the country. We do it through the combined efforts of our dedicated workforce of more than 380 men and women and over 1,400 lender partners nationwide. Reliability, sustainability and doing the right thing are at the forefront of our mission.

As a corporate citizen, our decisions and actions are not made in isolation. They ripple through the community. Our mission is to enable more consumers to buy a home they can afford, thereby investing in the well-being of each homebuyer and each community. We look to make a difference in the communities where we live and work through positive social, educational and environmentally-focused donations, volunteer opportunities and leadership. We also invest in our people, providing a wide range of continuing education opportunities to support the growth and success of our employees in our Radnor, PA, Winston-Salem, NC, Irvine, CA and Hamilton, Bermuda locations.

Essent has a proud history of prudent risk management, leadership and service to others. Through this report we continue to update our stakeholders on our commitment, focus and achievements in our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives so they can track our journey and evaluate our resilience and sustainability. We are always looking for ways to be a better neighbor, business partner, employer, community supporter and global citizen, and are excited about our opportunities in this important area.

Essent has amazing leaders and employees who have thoughtfully and diligently grown this company from an idea to an industry leader, and I am very pleased to share this year’s Sustainability Report illustrating how we do the right thing.

Mark A. Casale
Chairman, President & CEO
May 2021