Climate Alliance Hannover 2020
Hannover Re is a member of the "Climate Alliance Hannover", which was launched in 2008. Under this initiative the company has undertaken by 2020 to emit 40% less harmful greenhouse gases than in 1990. The specific contributions made by Hannover Re have been regularly checked every two years since 2011. Under the "Climate Alliance" Hannover Re additionally participates in the Business Strategy Group of the "Master Plan 2050 for the City and Region of Hannover, 100% for Climate Protection".
Since 2007 Hannover Re has also taken part in the "Ecological Project for Integrated Environmental Technology" (Ecoprofit) of the Greater Hannover region. The underlying idea of this project is the connection between economic gain and ecological benefit through preventive environmental protection. The participating companies are regularly involved in work on specific topics such as "Ecoprofit in the Urban Development Process" and "Current Changes in Energy Management". The energy-saving successes already achieved are regularly publicised in the relevant project publications.
On the international level Hannover Re is a signatory to the Geneva Association "Climate Risk Statement". The guiding principles set out therein describe how the insurance industry will play its part in the global efforts to tackle climate-related risks. These include activities in the areas of product innovation, climate research and investment.