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The Hartford Recognized For Sustainability Efforts

November 17, 2015
"We are proud to be recognized by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices and the CDP again this year"

HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Hartford has been named to the 2015 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) and the 2015 Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Leadership Index. This is the eighth consecutive year The Hartford’s sustainability efforts and practices have been commended by CDP and the fourth by DJSI.

“We are proud to be recognized by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices and the CDP again this year,” said Jay Bruns, head of environmental stewardship at The Hartford. “We value our role as a corporate citizen, and we are committed to responsible energy management as well as reducing greenhouse gas emissions.”

In the past year alone, The Hartford has:

  • Reduced the company’s energy-related greenhouse gas emissions by more than 15 percent compared with 2013.
  • Made significant progress on its three-year goal to convert 15 percent of its vehicle fleet to hybrid automobiles by 2016.
  • Offered incentives for insurance products that help customers reduce greenhouse gas emissions, such as premium discounts for hybrids and electric vehicles.
  • Employed the company’s Environmental Investment Policy Statement established in 2010, to all investment decisions.

The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices are the longest running global sustainability benchmarks worldwide. They are the standard for assessing a company’s leadership on environmental stewardship, corporate governance and social reporting. The indices are maintained collaboratively by S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM.

The CDP Leadership Index spotlights companies listed on the S&P 500 that have demonstrated a commitment to managing climate change by integrating plans into their business strategy and taking actionable steps to mitigate climate-related risk.

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