Environmental work in If

If's environmental work is aimed at reducing the environmental impact entailed by the company's position as the biggest insurance company in the Nordic region. Our actions are of great importance since they contribute to an improved environment and procedures, and also to lower business and claims costs.​​​​​​​​​​
In general, insurance companies have a relatively small impact on the environment. However, we have an indirect impact through our suppliers and clients. In our capacity as one of the leading insurance companies, we have great opportunities to have an influence by specifying requirements for our suppliers and through the insurance policies we offer our clients. We are of the opinion that everyone, regardless of the industry they are in, must take their responsibility.

We consider that, as insurance companies, we can and should give assistance and have an influence, because of our know-how and commitment within the industry in which we operate. For example, we are actively involved in promoting the debate concerning a safer community from an environmental perspective and in helping our clients minimise their environmental damage through our expertise in measures to prevent damage.​

Preventing environmental damage

Supplier requirements

Environmental targets

Environmental policy

Our environmental responsibility is based on If's group-wide environmental policy. The core of the policy is that If undertakes measures, on a daily basis, to improve the environment, and always to endeavour to find the best possible environmental solution – for ourselves, our clients, our suppliers and our partners. The content of the environmental policy is as follows:

  • We must always give our staff the possibilities to act in an environmentally friendly way through the provision of guidelines and support.
  • We will develop products, processes and damage prevention services in order to help our clients act in a more environmentally friendly manner and to minimise risk in the form of environmental damage.
  • We will encourage, support and specify requirements for our suppliers and partners in their efforts to use more environmentally friendly methods in their work.
  • We must always provide information about environmental risks and participate actively in the public debate concerning the climate. ​