Less CO2 in claims handling

Every year we deal with many smaller car damages, which requires the car to be spray-painted after repair. It is an energy-intensive process that emits a lot of CO2. We are changing that now.

Every year we deal with many smaller car damages, which requires the car to be spray-painted after repair. It is an energy-intensive process that emits a lot of CO2. We are changing that now.

New methods

We are constantly working to find innovative solutions to CO2 emissions through claims handling. Especially when it comes to car damage, a lot of CO2 is emitted. We have therefore entered a collaboration on a new concept for spray painting of cars, which emit significantly less CO2 than with conventional painting.

The painting takes place in specially built cabins, with a more efficient spraying technique and at a lower temperature for drying than with traditional methods.
In an average repair only 2.13 kg of CO2 is emitted, while in a traditional car workshop 45.6 kg of CO2 is emitted.

This means a CO2 emission that is 94% lower than an average car repair shop. The calculation of CO2 emissions from the two types of methods has been verified by Nordic Green Solutions. Therefore, with a clear conscience, we can refer even more car damages to repair and painting with this new method.




Facts

The new method means a CO2 emission that is 94% lower than an average car repair shop.

Easy access to workshops

The first workshop was built in our own parking lot at our head office in Ballerup, but we have already entered into agreements with several different shopping centres. The plan is to set up drive-in workshops in centrally located places, for example in parking lots at shopping centers around the country's larger cities. This provides easier access for quick repair of minor car damages.

Our customers can choose the new solution rather than a traditional workshop, and the car will be ready again two hours later, where in other workshops it can take up to several days. Taking the time perspective into account, we believe that this new solution is a win-win for both the climate and the customers.

Through our efforts with COneutrality, we work with Sustainable Development Goal 13.1 Resilience and adaptability to climate-related risks and natural disasters in all countries must be strengthened.




Contact

CSR
Pernille Fogh Christensen
Senior Sustainability Consultant