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Environmental commitments

Reducing our footprint

At Lloyd’s, we aim to reduce our footprint through a combination of environmental and energy reducing activities. 

Aerial view of melting ice caps

Our commitment to reducing greenhouse gases

Lloyd’s works with Avieco, our environmental consultants, to track greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from our global operations. These are published each year in our annual report.  

A full inventory, including Avieco's public opinion statement, can be found in our Energy and Carbon Report. 

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Our commitment to climate change

Lloyd’s is a committed member of ClimateWise; a community of leaders supporting the insurance industry respond to the risks and opportunities of climate change.  

Boats and people on the side of a river in India

Our commitment to supporting communities

Lloyd’s works with Natural Capital Partners to offset its air travel emissions through carbon offset projects. 

We are currently supporting an improved cook stoves project in India. Due to traditional stove cooking practices, over 900 million people are exposed to indoor pollution on a daily basis. The new cook stoves we are supporting are designed to be 60% more fuel efficient and durable. This project has distributed 490,000 stoves since 2008, ensuring that the health and financial benefits from the reduced pollution and fuel costs can be seen across India.

Workers standing on a wind turbine

Our commitments to renewable energy in the UK

Lloyd’s purchases 100% renewable electricity for our offices in London and Kent. We also use a self-charging hybrid car for our Post Room services.

Bottles, cans and paper in recycling boxes

Our commitment to waste management

Lloyd’s is supportive of the landfill tax (£82.6/tonne of waste disposal to landfill) and we are proud to have a “zero to landfill” policy. 82% of the waste from UK offices is recycled and the remaining general waste is used as fuel for power generation.

The Lutine Bell in the Lloyd's Underwriting Room

Our commitment to sustainable buildings

Lloyd’s puts the environment at the centre of its office planning. 

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most widely used green building rating system in the world, providing a framework to create healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green buildings. LEED certification is a globally recognised symbol of sustainability achievement. Four of Lloyd’s offices have been given LEED status and two more have local accreditation.

In London, we have also implemented chemical free cleaning and air fresheners, that are 100% recyclable. We have installed eco-friendly urinal systems, reducing our water consumption by 57% in a single month.

We are also implementing LED lighting in the Lloyd’s building in London which will result in a 50% reduction of power consumption.

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Our colleagues are also committed

Lloyd’s has a Health, Safety and Environment Coordination Group (HSECG) that drives forward our environmental agenda. 

Lloyd’s is in the process of implementing ISO 14001 (International Environmental Standard). You can find out more about in our Environmental Policy in our OHSE At Work Manual.

We also work with our global sustainability champions to encourage them to take practical action to make their offices more sustainable, as well as encouraging personal action outside of work.

Every year, Lloyd’s celebrates the United Nation’s World Environment Day with a week of environmental initiatives in June.