We leave a positive footprint on our planet.
With the help of external consultants and measurement tools we derive our yearly CO2 footprint and offset our emissions to zero.
We believe in going beyond simple carbon offsetting by tackling carbon at the source of emissions.
We improve processes, introduce programs and create policies that reduce our footprint.
We work with specialised asset managers that invest our funds into assets and indexes with the highest environmental standards.
We ensure a fully transparent and fair structure which we grow our business upon.
As a BaFin regulated business, we fulfil the highest standards of regulation and compliance in financial services.
We strive to continue to improve and have taken the next steps with a thorough review of our policies.
Our governance serves as a basis which supports actions undertaken under both environmental and social aspects.
Our Net Zero Pledge.
We lead the insurance industry by becoming carbon neutral already in 2021 (with a dedication to offset since inception).
We are committed to fulfilling the highest standards across ESG – faster than anybody else in our sector.
We have achieved carbon neutrality on an operations level already in 2021.
We pledge to achieve carbon neutrality on the underwriting level by 2025.¹
We pledge to achieve carbon neutrality on the asset management level by 2025.¹
¹ Pushing suppliers and pending proper taxonomy
We support initiatives, of which 80% are currently in the European Union.
Ecotree is a sustainable forestry company specialized in optimizing carbon capture and preserving biodiversity through multiple sustainable forestry projects in Europe. The project in the Langonnet forest (Brittany, France) will deliver verified carbon sequestration amounting to 26,000 tons of tCO2 over its entire lifecycle. The project will soon be PEFC and FSC certified, guaranteeing its multiple, durable environmental benefits.
Ekovilla offers carbon net-negative cellulose fibre insulation (CFI) made from renewable natural resources. One ton of Ekovilla’s CFI removes 1,11 tons of CO2 eq. Once CFI is installed, CO2 is locked and stored in buildings for decades.
This project restores and repairs existing boreholes in Rwanda to provide clean drinking water to Rwandan communities. By removing the need to boil water over inefficient and wood-fueled fires, the project not only eliminates health risks, but significantly reduces greenhouse gas emissions as well as deforestation pressures on surrounding forests where firewood is sourced.