Together with other financial institutions, Achmea has committed itself via the Dutch Financial Sector’s Climate Commitment to the climate goals contained in the Dutch National Climate Agreement.
As part of this Climate Agreement the financial sector has drawn up a Climate Commitment. In it, the financial sector has committed to contributing to implementation of the Paris Agreement and Dutch National Climate Agreement. By signing this commitment, the financial sector has agreed the following:
Achmea is well aware of the important role that financial institutions such as insurers, investors and lenders have in the transition to a CO₂-neutral society. We set the bar high for ourselves and have defined ambitious targets:
In our climate transition plan we describe how we work towards achieving our climate ambitions.
By climate-neutral we mean that specific activities do not exacerbate the greenhouse gas effect, in other words that the activities do not contribute to the amount of CO₂ and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. This can be achieved by sharply reducing greenhouse gas emissions and by extracting these gases from the atmosphere, e.g. by planting trees. Climate-neutral, net zero or CO₂-neutral are terms that are often used as synonyms.