Tryg as a responsible workplace

Climate and environment

Tryg focuses on mitigating and minimising our climate and environmental footprint. Read how. 

We cannot avoid climate related damages – but we can learn from them

In our daily contact with customers and suppliers, we use our knowledge and experience on the consequences stemming from cloudbursts, storms and flooding to help prevent, minimize and cope with such damages.

We engage in collaboration and partnerships with public authorities and researchers on the development of contingency plans, prevention and tools that can modify areas, buildings and processes for climate change.

Climate initiatives in Tryg

Sustainable technologies

Tryg is engaged in developing and adapting different sustainable technologies to make life more convenient for our employees and at the same time minimize our footprint and resource consumption.

Electric cars
Tryg has since 2012 made it easier for our employees to be sustainable at work by giving them the opportunity to use an electric driven car when they have meetings outside the office. The cars are available in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.

Video conferences reduces travel expenses
To make it easier to communicate at a distance without having an adverse impact on the environment,Tryg introduced meeting rooms with video equipment in 2012.

By having the opportunity to use video conferences to communicate with colleagues in different countries we are minimizing the need for air travel.

Environmental Impairment Insurance

Commercial and agricultural companies are to be held responsible for damage resulting from e.g. pollution of water, soil and ecosystems, and extermination of animal species.

To secure our customers in the best possible way, Tryg has developed an extended Environmental insurance providing professional assistance and advice for companies involved in pollution. The insurance covers a maximum of DKK 10m per damage within the geographical scope of the EU.

Environment Reports

Tryg has developed a tool for screening risks among our industrial customers. The result of this screening is encompassed by an Environmental Report, offering the customers an overview of risk and vulnerability with regards to flooding, stroke of lightning, storm and strong wind, landslide and extreme temperatures.

Hordaklim 

In 2016, Tryg entered into a partnership in Norway, where we contribute with new perspectives on climate related issues. Tryg is helping and advising several local authorities in Norway.

The aim of the project is to identify the areas most affected by climate changes making it possible to prevent damage to existing buildings while at the same time planning for a safer future.

Certification

Certification
We have systematised our environmental management, and as a result Tryg was certified as an Eco-Lighthouse in Norway in 2017. The certification is evidence that we are actively working with our impact on the environment and the climate as the certification is granted only to enterprises which satisfy certain requirements and implement environmental measures to create more environment and climate-friendly operations.

The offices
In 2017, we installed a heating pump and replaced several window panes to minimise our energy use for heating in Norway. In 2018, we continued to sort our waste and actively worked to minimise waste volumes, including paper and food. In 2018, a pilot was conducted to increase the use of environmentally certified cleaning products in Norway. The pilot was successful, and the new procurement practice will be fully implemented from 2019.

Advising customers
Extreme weather events such as flooding, cloudbursts and storms present a risk to Tryg and are causing harm and concern to our customers and society. Therefore, we advise our customers on how to protect their homes. 

CO2 reduction

Although Tryg is not an energy-intensive company since our carbon emissions are mainly associated with heating and electricity use at our offices, car and air travel, we acknowledge that we are part of the solution when it comes to minimising carbon emissions.

In 2018, Tryg’s estimated carbon emissions increased by 3% compared to 2017. The increase is mainly due to an ongoing renovation of our office buildings, extended opening hours and an update of our calculation method for carbon emissions. Thus, we have not achieved our target of a 1% reduction in 2018 compared to 2017. Our target for 2020 is a 2% reduction compared to 2018.

Tryg’s carbon emissions are mainly associated with heating and electricity use at our offices and with car, train, and air travel.