Topdanmark wants to be CO2 neutral in 2030

We support society’s goal of limiting climate changes. The more unpredictable and extreme weather also has an impact on our own business. Therefore, we have defined an ambitious objective of becoming CO2 neutral in 2030 in terms of buildings, company driving and air travel. In our CSR Report for 2020, you can get an overview of our road to becoming CO2 neutral and our results so far.

We support society’s goal of limiting climate changes. The more unpredictable and extreme weather also has an impact on our own business. Therefore, we have defined an ambitious objective of becoming CO2 neutral in 2030 in terms of buildings, company driving and air travel. In our CSR Report for 2020, you can get an overview of our road to becoming CO2 neutral and our results so far.

CO2 reduction in operations

Our goal is to reduce CO emission from consumption of natural gas, district heating and power consumption.

A step-by-step plan for 2021 to 2025 has been made, and it includes i.a. phasing out natural gas, concrete optimisation actions and a shift to CO2 neutral power. Furthermore, all light bulbs will be changed to LED bulbs on an ongoing basis towards 2029.




CO2 neutral driving

Our goal of becoming CO2 neutral in terms of company driving covers both driving in Topdanmark cars and company driving in privately owned cars.

We want to reduce driving in the approx. 100 Topdanmark cars by promoting and optimising digital collaboration tools. Furthermore, we want to change to low emission cars, including hybrid or electric cars.

This change is expected to be initiated and completed before 2030.

It is more difficult to reduce CO2 emission in connection with company driving in privately owned cars as Topdanmark has little influence on the choice of private cars. Therefore, we will focus




Reduction of air travel

On of the big climate culprits is air travel. Therefore, our goal of becoming CO2 neutral also covers Topdanmark’s air travel. The majority of air travel is by external IT developers employed by Topdanmark

in connection with different projects. Furthermore, air travel is connected to investor meetings and other business meetings as well as participation in conferences etc. Our efforts to reduce the number of annual flights is based on a continued focus on increasing the use of digital platforms.

For the CO2 emissions that remain after the implementation of all actions, we will buy CO2 compensation.




We support UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 13

We continuously work to find solutions to how we can become CO2 neutral in 2030 and fight climate changes and their consequences. With this initiative and the goal of becoming CO2 neutral, we support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals for sustainable development and more specifically Goal 13: Climate Action.




Contact

CSR
Pernille Fogh Christensen
Senior Sustainability Consultant