As New Zealand’s largest life insurer, we’re dedicated to helping people lead healthier, longer, better lives. We know the environment has a direct impact on the health and wellbeing of our customers, our employees and our communities.
Protecting the future is something we all have a part in, and to honour the memory of our life customers who passed away in 2020, AIA NZ have partnered with Trees That Count to plant native trees for future generations to enjoy. This programme will continue for claims in 2021, and we will plant memorial trees over the course of the year.
“We had been looking for some time for the right way to honour our customers who have recently passed. Our partnership with Trees That Count was a meaningful way we could respectfully honour the memory of these customers, while also helping protect and restore native flora and fauna around New Zealand,” says Sharron Botica, Chief Customer Officer AIA NZ.
“We are incredibly fortunate here in Aotearoa to be surrounded by a beautiful natural environment,” says Sharron. “At AIA NZ we’re committed to sustainability in New Zealand, addressing climate change and other significant environmental issues.
“Trees can take many years to grow to maturity, which is particularly true of natives such as Tōtara and Kauri. These trees will help improve air quality, support cleaner waterways and provide shelter for native bird and insect life. We think that’s a pretty special kind of memorial, and something that will benefit generations to come.”