Carbon Footprint

Climate change presents one of the biggest challenges to both short and long-term value creation for our clients, our communities, and our organization. To demonstrate our commitment to a low-carbon future, we’ve introduced net-zero targets for both our operations and investments.

We’re taking steps to reduce carbon emissions in our operations, and have maintained carbon neutral status since 2020.

In terms of our investments, in 2014 The Co-operators became the first Canadian insurer to sign the United Nations–supported Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI)’s Montréal Carbon Pledge, a commitment to measure and publicly disclose the carbon footprints of investment portfolios. In 2021, we became the first Canadian insurer and second Canadian organization to join the UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance, an international group of institutional investors who are working to transition investment portfolios to net zero emissions by 2050 or sooner.