As our community tackles the challenges of climate change, the reduction of carbon emissions is a shared responsibility. AFG has taken a number of steps to measure, reduce, and compensate for unavoidable emissions generated by our business.
In May 2021, AFG engaged with Carbon Neutral, a market leading Australian carbon offset provider to carry out a detailed audit of our carbon footprint and emissions and assist us in understanding the next steps required to ensure we are an environmentally sustainable organisation.
Speaking to staff recently, AFG CEO David Bailey said; “We’re committed to ensuring that AFG is minimising our carbon footprint wherever possible. To do this we plan to build on the positive steps we have taken to reduce waste and increase recycling in our offices, improve technology for brokers to help reduce carbon intensive processes, reduce travel and review our procurement and supply chain so that environmental and social impacts are a key consideration.”
One element being measured in the audit is AFG’s staff and transport emissions as a result of daily commuting. We’ve already taken a big step to reduce our emissions through the Work From Home Policy, encouraging all staff to work from home one day per week. To track travel on the other days, over 200 AFG staff were surveyed, with questions centering around work-from-home habits, carpooling arrangements and the type of vehicle used to commute. Results will help shape AFG’s environmental action plan, which staff will be encouraged to actively engage in.
We are looking forward to receiving the measurements from Carbon Neutral and will be providing details about the audit in AFG’s 2021 Annual Report.
Read more about our commitment to environmental sustainability.