The Hartford Recognized By Dow Jones And Carbon Disclosure Project For Sustainability Efforts
The Hartford has been named to the 2014 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) and the 2014 Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) Leadership Index. This is the third consecutive year The Hartford’s sustainability efforts have been recognized by DJSI and the seventh by CDP.
“We are truly honored to again be included on both the Dow Jones and CDP indexes,” said Alan Kreczko, The Hartford’s general counsel and chair of the company’s Environment Committee. “These recognitions highlight The Hartford’s ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship and efforts to understand and mitigate the risks associated with climate change.”
The Hartford has made significant progress to reduce the company’s carbon footprint in the past several years, including:
- Reduced net GHG emissions by a total of 42.9 percent from 2007 through 2012;
- Instituted new lighting standards using LED lights that are 45 percent more efficient than standard florescent lamps;
- Sponsored an annual “Alternative Commuter Challenge,” encouraging employees to reduce the carbon impact of their commute; and
- Reduced company-wide paper consumption by 26 percent since 2012.
The Dow Jones Sustainability Index is the longest running global sustainability benchmark worldwide. It is the standard for assessing a company’s leadership on environmental stewardship, corporate governance and social reporting.
The CDP Leadership Index spotlights companies listed on the S&P 500 that have demonstrated a commitment to managing climate change by integrating it into their business strategy and taking actionable steps to mitigate climate-related risk.
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