LONDON, 28 July 2022 - Sedgwick, a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions, today announced that its UK repair solutions division has achieved carbon-neutral status. The certification was verified by the British Standards Institution (BSI) in accordance with Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 2060, an internationally recognised standard for carbon neutrality.
The certification exemplifies Sedgwick’s focus on promoting sustainable practices so that the Earth can thrive long into the future. The company’s caring counts philosophy extends to caring for the planet and protecting the natural world. Sedgwick recently shared its vision for corporate responsibility and continued advancements in environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives across its operations.
Sedgwick’s repair solutions team has achieved carbon neutrality in the UK. Last year, the division carried out 10,000 building repair contracts through its UK network of 75 managed contractors. Simultaneously, it created, promoted, and monitored an enterprise-wide carbon management plan that successfully delivered a total carbon reduction of 2,385.25 tCo2e. At the end of 2021, Sedgwick’s repair solution division was verified as carbon-neutral — a status attained through the team’s ongoing work to reduce their carbon footprint.
Combined efforts have made it possible for Sedgwick repair solutions to implement measures that reduce direct emissions and mitigating emissions. These include minimising fuel usage through increasing remote site visit claims validation and inspection videos, reducing monthly average fuel usage by all drivers, and increasing the use of remote monitoring using new smart damp sensors.
“Becoming carbon-neutral is a key milestone for our repair solutions team here in the UK and reflects our aspiration to lead the industry in acting with sustainable practices and reducing our carbon emissions,” said Peter Wassell, Sedgwick technical director in the UK. “To create a zero-carbon future, it is crucial that the insurance industry steps up and takes wide-ranging measures to tackle emissions.”
Sedgwick’s repair solutions division has also minimised energy consumption of equipment, lighting and heating on premises and put a greater emphasis on contents restoration projects. The division has also increased recycling of site waste and has actively promoted Paint 360, a social enterprise initiative that re-engineers waste and unwanted paint into brand-new paint for social housing and facilities management.
In addition to BSI PAS 2060 verification, Sedgwick’s repair solutions division has also held ISO14001 certification from the Environmental Management System (EMS) and signed up to participate in Social Enterprise UK and the Responsible Business Tracker by Business in the Community (BITC).
Sedgwick’s repair solutions team is responsible for securing high-quality repairs for property damage and restoration work in the aftermath of property damage losses.