We also acknowledge our responsibility for the environment. We are continuously reducing our energy consumption, protecting resources and enhancing employee awareness of environmental issues.
One example is the use of low-carbon or electric company cars in Austria. If employees decide to do without a car entirely, we subsidise the purchase of public transport passes.
Special insurance solutions reward customers for an environmentally conscious approach, one example being UNIQA SafeLine vehicle insurance. This innovative system promotes driver safety and measures the distance travelled. If the driver does not travel very far, this reduces carbon emissions – and also the premium for liability and comprehensive motor insurance.
Leading by example
Internal competitions – such as the Raiffeisen Sustainability Challenge in Austria – promote sustainability-related ideas. Another way to reduce environmental impact is the use of digital communications. More than 150,000 customers and about 150 employees in Austria have set an example: as UNIQA customers, they have taken it upon themselves to switch to electronic postboxes. To save on paper and printing costs, the printers at 202 locations have been converted to state-of-the-art devices protected by passwords. Used ink and toner cartridges are recycled.
Green corporate facilities
UNIQA Tower in Vienna meets the latest requirements for energy efficiency and climate protection. Since 2008, the building has held a GreenBuilding certification from the European Union, as one of the first office building in Austria and one of the first in Europe. Further accolades include the Bauherrenpreis (Building Owners’ Prize) awarded by the Austrian Architects Association, the Facility Prize from ATGA GmbH and the U.S. Green Building Council LEED certification. In Austria, all UNIQA’s electricity suppliers have a Green Electricity label certification. The Company is also a founder member of the Raiffeisen climate protection initiative.