Together, we can reduce our environmental impact
As the sustainable development leader in the P&C insurance industry, we have developed some innovative solutions to encourage prevention and protect the environment.
Less paper at Desjardins General Insurance Group
Several years ago, we switched to recycled paper for all our printing needs. Thanks to a partnership with Cascades Inc., we use Rolland Enviro100 paper, which is made of 100% post-consumer fibre. Certified EcoLogo, it’s produced using no chlorine and 80% less water than regular paper. When you consider that it can take up to 26,500 litres of water to produce a single ton of paper, you realize how important this is.
In the same vein, we have reduced our paper consumption by more than 61% since 2007, dropping from 77.43 to 29.85 tons. And that's only the beginning—we want to cut paper usage even more by introducing as many initiatives like OneFile as possible.
Paper reduction and you
Everything we do affects the environment. The more we consume, the bigger is our carbon footprint. And the more CO2 we produce, the more we’ll be affected by climate change. That’s why it's important to adopt more responsible, environmentally-friendly behaviour to help protect the environment.
Your actions can make a difference in the fight against climate change! When you sign up for OneFile you’re saving the paper that would have been used to print your insurance documents, whether for a new policy, a modification or a renewal. If every policyholder signed up, we could really make a dent in our paper consumption.
Our company’s commitment to the environment
- We offer our clients the option to manage their insurance online with Online Client Services.
- We offer premium discounts for drivers of fuel-efficient, hybrid and electric vehicles with the Ecosavings in Quebec and discounts for drivers of hybrid vehicles in Ontario*.
- We have adopted environmentally-friendly practices within the company and Desjardins Group
*Some conditions apply.
Together, we can protect the environment
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