Strategic management using the Environmental Management System
Our goals until 2020
Sensitizing our employees
Climate friendly menue
As of October 2019, about 18,000 employees from Munich Re, ERGO and MEAG in Germany have been able to regularly enjoy a “climate-friendly menu” in any of the Group’s canteens in Germany. The menu offers regional products which, where possible, are organically produced. It only takes a few facts to make the motivation clear: Agriculture causes 10% of European greenhouse gas emissions. Emissions resulting from the transport and storage of food are also significant. Frozen food comes at the expense of the climate. And the carbon footprint of every food-type can now be calculated. For example, the carbon footprint of beef is extremely high. Pork and poultry have a footprint that is only a quarter that of beef, and vegetables, of course, have a much smaller footprint still. A lot can be achieved with just a few measures: for example, reducing the amount of meat, sourcing fresh-water fish from local waters, or sourcing organic vegetables with “blemishes” from a local start-up.
As a father, how could I not be worried?
Over 20,000 delegates from all over the world attended the UN Climate Change Conference at the Exhibition Centre in Madrid, Spain, which is coincidentally also one of the countries in Europe most severely affected by climate change. Reason enough to ask the long-standing CEO of DKV Seguros, Dr. Josep Santacreu, what he thinks about environmental and climate protection.