AAMI insurance has come up with some excellent ways to support the environment and their efforts have reduced their carbon footprint by 2.7 per cent. And it seems AAMI staff are finding it easy to be green.
AAMI Policy and Regulation Manager Annabelle Butler commented that they had made a concerted effort to reduce their emissions across the organisation and said it was a testament to the commitment of staff to achieve such a significant reduction.
Butler said AAMI insurance had a Green Team at national and local levels made up of staff who are prepared to volunteer their time to develop and implement ways for AAMI to be more environmentally friendly.
Ms Butler attributed the reduction in emissions to:
– increased use of video conferencing over flying interstate
– paper usage and landfill being reduced considerably
– all external materials are printed on 100 per cent Australian carbon offset paper
“We have a five year plan in place to continue to improve on reducing the company’s carbon footprint – we are truly committed to improving our green status. We still recognise we have a way to go. As an insurer we are responsible for a lot of discarded items from homes and car parts. We are actively working with recyclers who are working on ways to recycle electrical items like fridges, and washing machines, as well as items like carpets, so that we can continue to reduce landfill.
However, this report shows that AAMI insurance is heading in the right direction.”
AAMI follows the guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) which is an organisation that developed the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting framework.
“We are one of the few financial services companies in Australia which adheres to international reporting standards for sustainability reports,” Ms Butler continued.
“The GRI sets out the principles and indicators that organisations can use to measure and report their economic, environmental, and social performance.
The sustainability report details AAMI’s efforts to foster and sustain positive relationships with customers, staff and the community and is a further indication of AAMI’s commitment to being completely transparent about the impact of its operations on the environment and steps to mitigate this,” Ms Butler said.
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