Environmental Stewardship

The Hartford Takes Environmental Responsibility Seriously

As an insurance company, The Hartford understands the risks that environmental challenges present to people and communities. As stewards of the environment, we are committed to reducing our impact on the environment and conserving natural resources in the face of climate change, while reducing our operating costs in the process.

We recognize that the combination of consumer demand, legislative and regulatory activity and technological advancement may create substantial opportunities to promote environmentally responsible activity when aligned with our business strategy. 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.
Statement on Climate Change

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.