Waste and Recycling | Corporate Responsibility | Zurich Insurance

Waste Minimisation

Recycling progress


UK locations continue to implement their local environmental action plans. Our waste contractor has also maintained an integrated approach to managing our various waste streams as well as the provision of reliable information. Not only do we now have more accurate figures for our locations, but these provide evidence of various improvements on previous years. We continue to work with our waste contractor to look at further opportunities of recycling.

Waste 2015 2016 2017
Tonnes 780
729 811
kg/fte 155 194 145
% recycled 59% 62% 65%

Water minimisation

Since 2008, analysis of water consumption at larger sites has been facilitated using a detailed spreadsheet, showing figures based on accurate consumption and occupancy figures for the location.

Waterless urinal systems have been installed to those locations that are suitable. In other locations, movement detectors have been installed that trigger the flushing. A programme of works to install tank bags to all WC cisterns that are not dual flush has been successfully completed and flow restrictors have been fitted in all washroom facilities.

Water minimisation results

In 2017 we will continue to install remote metering at all major locations so any significant variations in consumption will be noted within a few hours and corrective action can be taken. Targeting and monitoring water in this way is expected to produce additional savings.

2015 2016 2017
49,630 36,983 39,387
M³ per FTE 10 11 7

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If you would like to find out more about Zurich’s Corporate Responsibility Policy in the UK, please contact the Corporate Responsibility team.