The Environment

Protecting the Environment

As an insurance company, we understand the inherent risks that environmental challenges present to people and communities.  In response, we are reducing our own impact on the environment and conserving natural resources, while reducing our operating costs in the process.

We are committed to understanding, managing and mitigating the risks associated with climate change.  Although The Hartford is not a significant emitter of greenhouse gases [GHGs], we recognize that the reduction of GHG emissions is a universal responsibility we take seriously.  Accordingly, we work to reduce our own GHG emissions, paper usage and electronic waste.
We advocate strongly for better land use planning, improved building codes with more rigid enforcement, and policies that protect Americans who live in areas vulnerable to severe weather. The Hartford also continues to develop products and make investment decisions that promote environmentally responsible activity.
This is the only Earth we have, and The Hartford is devoted to protecting it. We’ve been in business for more than 200 years and we understand how critically important sustainable business practices are to improving and protecting our world.

Environmental Recognition

  • The Hartford has been a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) since 2012 because of our leadership in economic, environmental and social sustainability.
  • The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) named The Hartford to its Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index, for the company’s professional approach to climate change disclosure.  The CDP has recognized The Hartford every year since 2008.
  • The Environmental Protection Agency honored The Hartford with the 2015 Climate Leadership Award for our Excellence in Green House Gas Management.
  • The U.S. Department of Energy recognized The Hartford as a Partner of the Workplace Charging Challenge and cited the company for finding unique ways to promote electric vehicle charging stations (EVs) including offering insurance coverage and free EV charging for employees at the company’s Connecticut campuses.
The Hartford Sustainability Report 2014

Sustainability Report

The Hartford holds itself to the highest ethical conduct and demonstrates respect for people, communities, and the environment.