SUSTAINABILITY | 24.03.2023
MAPFRE will switch off its buildings during Earth Hour as a sign of its commitment to sustainability
- It will be held this Saturday, March 25, between 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm.
- In 2022, more than 50 of the Group’s buildings turned off their lights.
- Since 2009, the Group has participated in Earth Hour, which is a reminder of the main environmental problems, such as global warming.
- By 2022, the insurance company had reduced its energy consumption by 12% compared to 2019 and is working to achieve global neutrality by 2030.
MAPFRE is once again joining the Earth Hour initiative led by WWF, the largest mobilization campaign against climate change. This year, the slogan is “Give an Hour for Earth”, giving society the opportunity to show its concern for the environmental degradation of the planet and the need to act.
The multinational has invited the approximately 40 countries in which it is present to turn off the lights in all its buildings this Saturday, March 25 for 60 minutes, between 8.30 pm and 9.30 pm. In 2022, more than 50 buildings in 12 Group countries joined the initiative.
In 2009, MAPFRE began to collaborate with WWF to show its commitment to the fight against climate change, a challenge it carries out through an ambitious Environmental Footprint Plan, whose ultimate objective is to reduce the company’s carbon footprint.
In 2022, it reduced its energy consumption by 19,339,218 kWh, 12% compared to 2019. This was made possible, among other measures, by the implementation of hybrid work models, optimization of work spaces, investment in energy efficiency, adjustment of air conditioning temperatures and installation of photovoltaic solar panels. In Spain and other countries, 100% renewable energy is also used. Thanks to this decrease in energy consumption, the insurance company avoided releasing 4,095 MT of CO2e into the atmosphere last year.
MAPFRE is moving forward in its commitment to energy efficiency as a key element of its decarbonization strategy and to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030 in all the countries where it operates.