Initiatives to Improve Sustainability in 2018
by Andrew Kelliher | 1 min read January 3rd, 2019
At Allianz we are committed to securing a better future for everyone. To this end we’ve introduced various 'green initiatives' aimed at supporting a sustainable planet and helping us to create a better environment for the customers across the island of Ireland.
We encourage our customers and employees to think ‘green’ when it comes to buying insurance and their car. In 2018 alone, we improved our green initiatives through the following:
Green Home Insurance
Allianz Ireland customers are automatically covered for eco home features such as solar panels and geothermal heating systems at no additional cost. When a property needs to be totally rebuilt following an insured event, Allianz customers enjoy the benefit of Allianz rebuilding the property to a higher BER (Building Energy Rating) “A” rating (subject to adequate sums insured). This means a more energy efficient, better insulated, easier to heat, and less hazardous to the environment home.
We continuously review our cover and try to accommodate other energy efficient and environmentally friendly fixtures and fittings as they are presented to us. The Allianz Ireland Green Home Insurance initiative supports the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s (SEAI) strategic plan to transform Ireland into a society based on sustainable energy structures, technologies, and practices.
Green Car Discount
It’s been proven that electric or hybrid cars run cleaner and have much better mileage compared to diesel or petrol cars. In order to encourage customers to purchase these more environmentally friendly cars, Allianz apply lower rates to electric and hybrid cars. Currently, we insure many thousand electric and hybrid vehicles across our private motor portfolio, with major increases expected in the years ahead.
TaxSaver Commuter Ticket
Allianz offers a 25% discount off the cost of car insurance to holders of a valid public transport Annual TaxSaver Commuter Ticket. Over 3,800 of our direct customers currently avail of this discount. In addition, our employees are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the Annual TaxSaver Commuter Ticket, with roughly 1 in 4 Allianz employees purchasing annual tickets.
With critical initiatives already in place, Allianz is fully committed to doing its part in helping secure a better future for everyone.
Information correct as of date of publishing. This blog will not be updated or edited so the information may become outdated.