Green Mobility support scheme
With this measure, UNIQA is introducing 12
environmentally friendly mobility criteria throughout the Group, all covered by
a measurable points system. Points are recorded in an internal report for
various measures depending on their impact. Possible activities include offers
to employees for training courses in energy-efficient driving or electric
charging points for electric bikes and cars belonging to employees. There are
also points for the use of videoconferencing facilities to cut down on business
trips and the appointment of an internal “climate manager”.
It doesn’t always have to be an upper
mid-range car. The smart mobility project – the “green company car” – has been
developed by UNIQA to manage the company car fleet in an environmentally
conscious way. The goal is to provide transport according to need. Where
appropriate, UNIQA employees also make use of an electric car from time to
Tower in Vienna meets and exceeds the latest
requirements for energy efficiency and climate protection. Heat pumps reduce CO2
emissions by 84 tonnes per year. Geothermal energy provides 33% of the
building’s heating and cooling. A cooling ceiling on all office floors helps
with static and convective cooling. These and other facts led to the UNIQA Tower
being awarded the EU GreenBuilding label, the Bauherrenpreis architectural
award and the 2008 Facility Prize.
Sustainable insurance products
UNIQA offers insurance solutions that
reward environmentally conscious behaviour. For example, customers who can
produce an annual pass for the Verbund public transport network can save three
months of premiums when they purchase a Raiffeisen third-party liability or
comprehensive vehicle insurance policy.
With UNIQA SafeLine vehicle insurance, UNIQA offers a unique safety service whilst rewarding environmentally friendly – i.e. reduced – vehicle use at the same time.
The vehicle is equipped with a special safety system (the SafeLiner) that calls for immediate assistance at the vehicle’s location in the event of an accident or emergency, and can also help relocate the vehicle if it is stolen.
The system also measures the distance driven and transmits the overall statistics to UNIQA, also identifying whether the vehicle is travelling on urban, rural or motorway routes. This makes it possible to offer flexible premiums to infrequent drivers. In addition, individual CO2 emissions can be calculated according to mileage statistics. Those who drive little reduce their CO2 emissions, and can also see their third-party liability and comprehensive insurance premiums fall by up to 25%.
One final example: in cooperation with our partner Volkswagen Insurance Services, we offer a premium discount of 10% when you buy an insurance policy for one of VW’s BlueMotion models.
With unit-linked life insurance, UNIQA offers its
customers the option of investing the premiums they pay in sustainability
Raiffeisen Climate Protection Initiative
UNIQA is a founding member of the
Raiffeisen Climate Protection Initiative, which was launched in 2007 to promote
a sustainable model for business and social activity. More information can be
found at: http://www.raiffeisen-klimaschutz.at (German only).
Climate protection manual
The climate protection manual provides
information for our employees and specific tips and suggestions for reducing
environmental impact in everyday personal and professional life.
Electricity reduction competition
In this competition, UNIQA is calling on
employees to measure electricity consumption in their households for a whole
year. The winner is whoever achieves the greatest reduction in his or her
personal electricity consumption within one year.
Waste management systems
At the top of the EU’s five-point waste
hierarchy is prevention. We are also committed to conscious prevention of waste
– hence the slogan “think before print”, for example. Although we are aware
that even in future, it will not be possible to achieve a 100% paper-free
office, we nonetheless intend to come as close as possible to this noble aim
through such means as electronic document flow and electronic insurance
policies. We also practise separate waste collection.