Environmental and climate protection at Munich Re
The environmental impact of our activities is limited, since Munich Re does not have an energy- and resource-intensive business model. However, as a large organisation with more than 41,000 employees, we have responsibilities for environmental protection and have involved ourselves in areas that we can influence in practical and positive ways. In determining our goals and activities, we are focusing on reducing energy consumption and the associated carbon emissions, ensuring that business travel is as environmentally friendly as possible, and achieving a higher level of material and resource efficiency for our processes by generating less waste and using sustainable materials. In parallel with these activities, we are sensitising our staff to behaving in an environmentally compatible way.
For a more in-depth look at our initiatives, jump to our Home Office Environmental webpage.
Strategic Environmental management
Munich Re (Group) has been coordinating activities at all sites since 2012 using a standardised, mandatory environmental management system (EMS) that meets the requirements of the international standard DIN ISO 14001. The EMS is based on the Group’s environmental guidelines and on selected key performance indicators (KPIs) that we use to assess our carbon footprint. It also defines the processes required and organisational responsibilities.