Environment

Delta Lloyd Group is aware of the impact of its activities on the environment. The challenge it faces is to manage and reduce this impact responsibly.

In the environmental policy for the 2009-2012 period, the four focus areas are climate change, energy saving, waste prevention and transport management. Choosing 75 gram rather than 80 gram paper will produce a saving for Delta Lloyd Group equal to 3,000,000 sheets of A4 80 gram paper. When you think of the environmental impact of offices, paper consumption is a major aspect. The paperless office, which was expected to result from the advent of automation, has so far failed to materialise. Over the years, the use of paper has actually increased rather than decreased, mainly because we still print out many documents. This has to do with convenience and habits (printing e-mails is only one example), but the availability of alternatives is another factor. Fortunately, more and more alternatives are now coming to the fore. The New Way of Working concept, with flexible workstations, also discourages unnecessary printing.

Delta Lloyd Group, too, is keen to reduce its paper consumption. Particularly the millions of print-outs we churn out every year. In 2010, we achieved savings of 7% on paper consumption and we are looking for a further reduction in 2011. And we digitalised hundreds of thousands of files in 2010, further curbing our dependence on paper.

Objectives and results for the environment
Objective 2010 Result 2010 Objective 2011 and beyond
Delta Lloyd Group ensures that its business processes have no negative impact on the environment Use of green electricity increased to 90% On the way towards 100% use of green electricity
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Exploratory study of an environmental information system

Environmental information system for management in place and ISO 14001 certified environmental care system in use
. Suppliers Sustainability Code of Conduct included in standard procurement code of conduct Top 100 suppliers sign code of conduct and comply with their own sector-specific codes of conduct
. 'Socially Responsible Procurement and Entrepreneurship Manifesto' signed Further initiatives to encourage sustainable procurement and the provision of socially responsible products and services

Environmental policy

Delta Lloyd Group is aware of the impact of its activities on the environment. The challenge it faces is to manage and reduce this impact responsibly. In the environmental policy for the 2009-2012 period, the four focus areas are climate change, energy saving, waste prevention and transport management. Delta Lloyd Group has committed to offsetting the CO2 emissions released as a result of energy consumption in its offices, the use of lease and pool cars and business travel by plane and train. The Group also makes every effort to reduce its existing CO2 emissions to a minimum and purchases green electricity.

Cradle to cradle

In 2011 or 2012, Delta Lloyd Group will start the application process for an ISO 14001 environmental care system certificate. New projects (furnishing and equipping buildings and IT) will be carried out according to cradle-to-cradle concepts (a design approach that assumes future re-use of the materials used) insofar as possible. The environmental impact is consistently calculated per FTE, taking account of both permanent and temporary staff of Delta Lloyd Group in 2010.

 

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