Climate Action: Journey to Net Zero


Aviva: Taking climate action

Aviva’s new Net Zero goal of 2040, the most demanding of any major insurer in the world, sets a new precedent for the industry and outlines a road map of action not just in the company’s direct operations, but also their supply chain, underwriting and investments.

This builds on a range of impacts seen from the company’s sustainability ambition in 2020, including a 76% reduction in Aviva’s operational carbon emissions since 2010 (down 16% since 2018), £11.7 billion investment in green assets and launch of the UK’s largest combined solar carports and energy storage facilities at its Perth office.


Yealands Wine Group: Chasing Carbon Positive

Inspired to “Think Boldly and Tread Lightly” the Yealands Wine Group (Marlborough, NZ) launched with a vision to lead the world in sustainable wine production.

In pursuit of our carbon positive ambitions, Yealands has developed innovative sustainable initiatives across the breadth of its business.   Wind and solar power have been supplemented with the use of vine prunings as an energy source; collectively accounting for approximately 25% of our energy requirements.  Large scale composting of winery by-product, inter-row vineyard cropping, the development and planting of extensive wetlands are just a few examples of our sustainability in practice.


NatWest Group: Own Operations Climate Positive Footprint Programme

We not only became Net Zero in our own operations in 2020 but we also reduced our carbon emissions by 32% against a 2019 baseline. In 2020 we offset unavoidable emissions from our direct operational footprint via sequestration of the equivalent quantity of carbon from the atmosphere which took our emissions in 2020 to Net-Zero. We will maintain this level of offsetting and reduce emissions from our operations a further 25% by 2025 so that we capture more carbon than we emit. We will also maintain our Zero Waste to Landfill accreditation (UK&I) and continue reducing resource use and waste.