This factsheet (Dutch) explains how we invest in a socially-responsible way.
Achmea's ambition for the human rights theme is that by 2030 at the latest, all companies in which we invest respect:
For the theme of labour standards, Achmea’s ambition is that no later than 2030 all the companies in which we invest respect:
With regard to nature and the environment, Achmea aims that by 2030 all companies in which we invest prevent:
For the theme of health, Achmea’s ambition is that no later than 2030:
Climate is a topic of great importance for Achmea. On the one hand as an insurer we face a heightened cost of claims from more frequent and heavier precipitation and storms. On the other hand as an investor we have the responsibility to pursue a responsible investment policy aimed at tackling climate issues.
Greenhouse gas emissions are exerting ever greater pressure on the earth’s average temperature. The Paris Agreement, which nearly all the countries in the world signed at the end of 2015, aims to limit the rise in global temperatures to 1.5 to 2° C. Achmea wants to make its contribution to achieving this goal in part via its investments.
For the theme of climate we are focusing on reducing the carbon footprint of our investment portfolios. It is our ambition to only invest in companies with an effective transition strategy, as well as to contribute to the energy transition of companies and to contribute to making homes and real estate more sustainable.
One example of this is reducing carbon emissions from companies held in our investment portfolios. Via responsible investment instruments such as engagement, we aim to achieve a considerable reduction in the amount of carbon emitted by the companies in which we invest. On top of this, since 2021 Achmea has excluded companies that derive more than 5% of their revenue from coal, Arctic oil and gas, shale oil and gas, and from the extraction of oil from tar sands or from the use of these fossil fuels to generate electricity.
Achmea has set the following climate targets for its investments in businesses:
For the real estate portfolio Achmea aims to meet targets for energy labels and reductions in carbon emissions. We have set the following climate targets:
All the properties in our portfolio have an energy label. We aim to upgrade the energy labels of the properties in our portfolio as far as possible. Reducing energy consumption is an important precondition for meeting these targets, with the measures for doing so going further than just measures to upgrade the energy labels. The portfolio’s carbon emissions are reduced by making properties more sustainable and by defining sustainability criteria when buying or developing new properties. We carried out research to identify the most appropriate solution for each property. In doing so, we align ourselves as much as possible with regular maintenance schedules. These have been taken as a basis for compiling a sustainability plan. Examples of measures include solar panels, insulation, energy-efficient lighting and heat pumps.