Climate change is a serious challenge that we, as a society, face and the problem will only worsen if we do not make an effort to reduce our carbon footprint now. Tryg is not an energy-intensive company, however, we acknowledge that we are a part of the solution when it comes to minimising carbon emissions. We support the Danish government’s ambition of reducing carbon emissions by 70% in 2030 compared to 1990, as well as the efforts to minimise climate change and its negative impacts addressed in the Paris Agreement.
Our goal is to become carbon neutral in 2023, in relation to our carbon emissions deriving from scope 1 and scope 2 and from our waste, air and train travel in scope 3. We have set a target to reduce our carbon footprint by 30% in 2023 and 50% by 2030 compared to 2019 and will compensate for the rest of our carbon emissions. Our focus is to compensate less and reduce more over time.
In Tryg, we are all committed to changing our mindset, actions and habits in order to reduce our carbon footprint. We do so through bigger strategic initiatives as well as everyday initiatives, such as:
- Buying renewable energy from 2021;
- Environmental certification, which insures that our buildings live up to certain climate-related and environmental standards;
- Minimising carbon emissions from air travel by encouraging our employees to travel “smarter”;
- An agreement with a taxi service provider, whose car fleet consists mainly of electric vehicles;
- Food and waste sorting;
- Co-driving initiatives.
Read more about our initiatives in our Corporate Responsibility report 2020