At ACE, we recognize our responsibility to provide solutions that help clients manage environmental risks, to reduce our own environmental impact and to make meaningful contributions to environmental causes.
Our annual Environmental Report outlines the full scope of our commitment and activities to address environmental concerns. The company also includes an Environmental Statement in its annual report.
ACE has been a pioneer in developing advanced environmental insurance solutions, including coverages for premises-based exposures, contractors’ and project pollution liability, and renewable energy and environmental cleanup projects, as well as “green building” consulting services and a property policy that enables greener rebuilding after a loss.
Carbon Emissions Reductions
Our company is focused on reducing its carbon footprint around the world and has achieved a 27% per employee reduction in greenhouse gas emissions since 2006. Energy conservation improvements have resulted in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certifications for ACE’s offices in Philadelphia and Hamilton, Bermuda, and Energy Star certifications for the company’s offices in Philadelphia and Wilmington, Del.
ACE was listed 7th in the financial sector and 59th overall in Newsweek's most recent Green Rankings of the 500 largest U.S. companies.
The environment is a priority in our corporate philanthropy as well. For example, grants from the ACE Charitable Foundations have helped preserve sensitive lands and habitats across the U.S. and in places such as the Mount Saint Peter nature reserve in the Netherlands; as well as train farmers in Vietnam, whose lands have been contaminated by landmines, to grow sustainable crops such as black pepper.
To engage our employees worldwide in our environmental efforts, ACE promotes the formation of employee volunteer committees that address the environmental impact of their local operations by taking steps such as powering off office equipment, reducing waste through recycling programs, and participating in volunteer clean-up activities in local communities.