AXA is committed to climate protection and to using natural resources sustainably. We are reducing our carbon emissions in Switzerland year after year. We have set ourselves ambitious targets under our climate strategy. Commitments and partnerships focusing on sustainability support our approach.
AXA Switzerland has already significantly reduced the carbon emissions it generates through its operations. Thanks to our consistent carbon reduction and compensation programs, today we are a climate-neutral company.
AXA Switzerland wants to achieve net zero emissions from its operations by 2025. This means that we compensate for our remaining unavoidable carbon emissions solely through projects, that use negative emissions technologies to draw the same amount of CO2 from the atmosphere and save it over the long term.
To reach our targets, we have identified where carbon emissions are generated in our business and how high they are. The calculation takes account of emissions relating to
Together with climate protection consultants ClimatePartner , we have drawn up our carbon footprint for 2020.
The carbon footprint helps us to identify our reduction potential and develop measures. By 2025, we want to reduce the carbon emissions we generate through our energy consumption and business travel (including our vehicle fleet) by 21% compared to 2019.
We are compensating for the remaining carbon emissions of our business by supporting high-value and externally certified climate protection projects.
We attach great importance to protecting the environment and conserving resources. Between 2012 and 2019, we almost halved our consumption of resources. We have set ourselves additional environmental targets for the period 2019 - 2025. In order to hit these targets, we continuously realize projects aimed at saving energy, paper, water, waste and carbon.
AXA is a member of the Zurich Energy Model and we have been successfully implementing measures to improve energy efficiency in our office buildings since 2010.
Since 2009, we have been drawing our power from 100% renewable energy, mostly from Swiss hydropower. AXA also produces its own energy from solar power with its own photovoltaic systems on our office buildings in Winterthur, Lausanne and Lugano.
Our employees are encouraged to travel in an eco-friendly way and to take the train rather than fly or drive. We promote public transport, cycle stations and electric charging stations, and we also work together with Mobility as our car-sharing partner. We are also increasingly carrying out customer consultations via video.
Thanks to smart working, our employees can work flexibly from home, in the office or in co-working spaces. This saves many commutes.
Through our sustainable investments, offers, real estate and partnerships, we aim to support our customers and make a contribution to climate protection.