Welcome to the Zurich Forest

Planting a forest, one policy at a time

Did you know that due to extensive deforestation, experts estimate the last of the world's rainforests will disappear in less than 40 years?

Don't worry if you didn't, but now that we've got the facts, we can commit to doing something about it.

At Zurich, we are dedicated to providing sustainable, eco-friendly services while protecting our customers. That's why for every Life or Travel insurance policy bought online, we've pledged to plant one tree to help reduce carbon emissions.

Thanks to our partnership with Tree-Nation, we aim to ensure the planet is as effectively protected as our customers.

Once you've purchased your policy, we'll send you an email so you can track your tree's progress as it grows in the Zurich forest. If you register you can get a tree certificate and news about similar reforestation projects.

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How does the initiative work?

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We’ve partnered with Tree-Nation, a reforestation initiative aiming to stop climate change, one tree at a time.

From now until 31 December 2019, for every customer who buys a Life or Travel insurance policy online, we will plant one tree. So as well as protecting yourself and your family, you'll be helping the planet too - twice the peace of mind for you, and with your help, we could have a forest in no time!

Once you've purchased your policy, you'll be able to track your tree's progress as it grows in the Zurich forest. We’ll even send you an email which means you can register to get a tree certificate and news about similar reforestation projects if you would like to know more.


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Why plant trees?

Although it might seem we have plenty of our green-leafed friends, estimates suggest between 3.5 and 7 billion* trees are cut down each year. That's a lot of trees that would otherwise have worked to absorb harmful CO2 from our atmosphere and enrich ecosystems. According to calculations, it would take a 40 year old tree an entire year to offset a single tonne of carbon dioxide emissions**, so to improve the quality of our increasingly polluted air, it makes sense to replace those trees lost to deforestation.

So instead of asking why we should plant trees, perhaps the question needs to be how many? That's why we've partnered with Tree-Nation to ensure that for every customer who buys a Life or Travel insurance policy online, we will plant one tree.

You can even track your tree and how you’re helping the environment on the Zurich Forest page.

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Our commitment to sustainability

Zurich is committed to protecting our environment, both as a responsible insurer and an environmentally-conscious company.

We are constantly working to reduce our carbon footprint and continuously seek opportunities to reduce energy and water use, waste, commuter/business travel and paper consumption. We also consider the environment when designing products and services.

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Sources:
*Rainforest Action Network
**Quora.com

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