AIA NZ achieved Toitū carbonreduce certification for measuring, reducing, and reporting our operational carbon emissions. This means we have accurately measured our greenhouse gas emissions and put in place strategies to manage and reduce impacts.
Small steps to a cleaner, healthier Aotearoa New Zealand
Toitū carbonreduce certification isn’t a one-time achievement. Each year we are audited to retain our certification and show that we’re continuing to reduce our emissions.
In March 2023 we were recertified for 2022. The results of our work with Toitū Envirocare showed that last year our carbon emissions were 874tCO2e (tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent).
As an insurance company, our emissions are primarily derived from our business operations. These are the resources and materials that we consume and the services our suppliers provide. Leading sources of emissions for AIA NZ are air travel, vehicle emissions and electricity usage in our offices.
Our ambition to continue reducing emissions is embedded across the business. Here are just a few ways that we are doing this:
- Continuing energy efficiency and waste reduction improvements in our offices.
- Encouraging increased use of technology and digitalisation to reduce business travel and paper usage.
- Converting 100% of our fleet to hybrid vehicles.
We are proud to be contributing to a lower carbon future for Aotearoa New Zealand and globally, and supporting people to live Healthier, Longer, Better Lives.