Aviva Canada teammates were out across Canada recently in support of Aviva’s first Climate Day.
As Aviva releases another first – its Sustainability Report – team members came together in larger groups to participate in real, tangible, on-the-ground climate change activities such as tree planting and shoreline cleanups, for the first time since the pandemic.
“We are taking steps to act on climate change, to help build stronger communities and to embed sustainability into all aspects of our business,” said Jason Storah, CEO of Aviva Canada. “Change doesn’t happen overnight and there’s still so much more to do.”
Climate change is a priority issue for Aviva, the first major insurance company in the world to target net-zero carbon emissions by 2040. In the United Kingdom and in Canada, Aviva has partnered with the World Wildlife Fund to tackle biodiversity loss, which goes hand-in-hand with climate change, to restore nature and create more climate-resilient communities.
On Aviva Climate Day just over 1,000 Aviva employees across Canada were out in local communities engaging in activities from tree planting and salvaging furniture, to potting native plants and cleaning up local shorelines, while learning more about topics on sustainability, including how organics waste is processed and the benefits of having honeybees in the ecosystem.
Photo: Aviva Canada local teammates were at Milne Dam Conservation Park supporting the company’s first Climate Day event.