The largest contributor to our operational footprint is the electricity we use in our buildings, which contributes to our Scope 2 emission footprint of 283 tonnes. Other sources of emissions include those from our corporate vehicle fleet and business travel. Operating as an NZ business with a head office in Hong Kong, pre-COVID-19 business travel was deemed essential. AIA NZ utilises video conferencing technology, where feasible, to reduce the need for this travel.
AIA NZ had committed to a 25 per cent emission reduction target per person by 2030 with 2019 as a base year. COVID-19 restrictions on domestic and international travel, and staff working from home is likely to result in this target being achieved in 2020. AIA NZ will recalibrate targets and focus in 2021.