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

​Our strategy is to reduce the environmental impact of the business by making constant improvements. The environment and environmental impact must be an everyday, integral part of our daily business operations. We endeavour to apply best practice and have set up the following seven environmental targets:

  • ​To increase in-house awareness of environmental issues and, when necessary, to offer appropriate training.
  • To minimise waste from our activities and to re-use and recycle to the greatest possible extent.
  • To minimise the use of energy, water and raw materials in our business and, wherever possible, to re-use and recycle materials.
  • To apply environmental considerations in our products and services.
  • To ensure that claims administration takes place with the minimum possible impact
  • To ensure that the environment is taken into consideration in the case of investments.
  • To promote initiatives related to climate change and the environment via our community-oriented activities.

Environmental policy