We are aware of our responsibility to the environment. We are setting an example with our new company car directive. Our new company cars are responsible for significantly lower CO2 emissions than conventional vehicles. UNIQA employees can also opt for an electric car or do without a company car altogether, with the company instead making a contribution to their public transport passes.
UNIQA Mobile Health Care Truck
UNIQA is setting new standards in operational health management with its innovative, exclusive truck. The “rolling health centre” allows companies to offer their employees on-site health checks. Specialist staff and doctors of various disciplines ensure that all examinations run smoothly.
In 2008, the UNIQA Tower became the first new office building in Austria to officially receive the EU GreenBuilding certificate. In April 2012, the building was also recognised by the U.S. Green Building Council LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for meeting standards in terms of environmentally friendly, resource-efficient and sustainable construction.
“Green Power” certification
UNIQA purchases 100 per cent of its electricity from providers with the “Green Power” label. This signifies that power is generated sustainably, and hence in an environmentally friendly manner. Green power is required to consist of 79 per cent hydropower as well as biomass, geothermal, solar and wind power and at least one per cent photovoltaic power.
Conscious selection of suppliers
In accordance with the Group’s mission statement, decisions on the award of contracts are taken not only on the basis of economic and process-related criteria, but also in accordance with social and ecological aspects. In addition to providing optimal quality at the best price, UNIQA therefore also expects its suppliers to comply with the law and social norms without exception.
UNIKATE: Call for ideas
The aim of the competition launched by UNIQA and the Austrian Working Committee for Rehabilitation is to close gaps in aid provision. Students are given the opportunity to realise their ideas concerning personal accessibility as prototypes as part of the theses or final papers for their degree, thereby helping to create customised solutions for people with disabilities.
UNIQA is a member of the Raiffeisen Climate Protection Initiative.