Environmental performance

Environmental Performance 2016

Environmental Performance 2016

In 2016, the Munich Re Foundation's total CO2 emissions amounted to approximately 1,110 metric tons. Most of them (almost 1,030 t or 93%) were caused by foundation events. >more

Offset project: Wind energy in India

Offset project: Wind energy in India

CO2 emissions are unavoidably generated as a result of our business operations and projects, be they office activities, staff trips to project sites or participants travelling to our seminars and conferences. >more

Environmental Performance 2015

Environmental Performance 2015

In 2015, Munich Re Foundation's total CO2 emissions amounted to approximately 1130 metric tons. Most of them (almost 1,030 t or 91%) were caused by Foundation events. >more

Offset project: Hydropower in Joshimath

Offset project: Hydropower in Joshimath

To offset CO2 emissions in 2015, we are this year buying certificates from a hydropower project in Joshimath, India. Four electrical power stations use the natural flow of the river to generate an output of 100 megawatt. >more

Environmental Performance 2014

Environmental Performance 2014

In 2014, our total CO2 emissions amounted to approximately 1530 metric tonnes. The Foundation purchases emission certificates to offset the emissions. >more

Offset project: Landfill gas for Manaus

Offset project: Landfill gas for Manaus

To offset our event-related CO2 emissions, we are this year purchasing certificates from a landfill gas project in Manaus, Brazil. An electrical power station with an output of over 19 megawatts uses methane generated during the degradation of biological waste. >more

Environmental Performance 2013

Environmental Performance 2013

In 2013, Munich Re Foundation's total CO2 emissions amounted to approximately 1,700 tonnes. The largest proportion, just under 1600 tonnes (94%), was caused by the foundation's events. >more

Offset project: Hydropower in Indonesia

Offset project: Hydropower in Indonesia

To offset our project-related CO2 emissions, we buy certificates from a hydropower project in Indonesia. A new run-of-river hydropower station with an output of 82 MW makes use of a natural height difference of 500 metres to produce electricity. >more

Environmental Performance 2012

Environmental Performance 2012

In 2012, the Munich Re Foundation's total emissions amounted to 1,570 t of CO2. The majority (1,470 t or 93,8%) were due to events organised by the foundation. >more

Offset project: Carbon sequestration through reforestation in Mozambique

Offset project: Carbon sequestration through reforestation in Mozambique

Our activities generate greenhouse gases. To achieve a holistic approach to climate protection, we calculate our CO2 emissions each year and compensate for them by purchasing certificates from climate protection projects. >more

Environmental Performance 2011

Environmental Performance 2011

In 2011, the Munich Re Foundation's total emissions amounted to 1,700 t of CO2. In compensation we supported a biomass project in the state of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. >more

Offset project: Efficient energy for Brazil

Offset project: Efficient energy for Brazil

The Munich Re Foundation's total emissions from project work amounted to 1,600 t CO2. They are inevitable when we carry out international projects. Each year, the foundation purchases CO2 certificates from licensed project partners to offset these emissions. >more

Environmental Performance 2010

Environmental Performance 2010

In 2010, the Munich Re Foundation's total carbon emissions came to 1,954.4 t CO2, the bulk of 1,865.3 t being due to events. To compensate for our emissions, we are promoting a geothermal energy project in Java, Indonesia. >more

Offset project: Geothermal energy in Indonesia

Offset project: Geothermal energy in Indonesia

To compensate for CO2 emissions caused by the work of the foundation, we are promoting a geothermal energy project in Java, Indonesia. The geothermal power plant in Gunung Salak provides a safe and reliable energy source. >more

Environmental Performance 2009

Environmental Performance 2009

In 2009, some 1,400 t of CO2 were emitted, an increase of 16% (around 190 t) on the previous year. Our international events accounted for the bulk of these. To compensate for our emissions, we supported a project in Cape Town, South Africa. >more

Offset project: Innovative recycling for South Africa

Offset project: Innovative recycling for South Africa

To compensate for CO2 emissions caused by the work of the Foundation, we are promoting a composting project in South Africa that will reduce methane gas emissions and strongly improve the local soil quality. >more

Environmental Performance 2008

Environmental Performance 2008

In 2008, unavoidable emissions arising out of the foundation’s projects and office activities were approximately 1,200 t, i.e. up 12% on the previous year. As in 2007, this was largely due to an increase in the number of delegates attending the Microinsurance Conference. >more

Offset project: Regenerative Energy for Guatemala

Offset project: Regenerative Energy for Guatemala

To compensate for CO2 emissions caused by the work of the Foundation, we are promoting a hydroelectric project in Guatemala that will produce clean energy on a regenerative and thus sustainable basis. >more

Environmental Performance 2007

Environmental Performance 2007

The CO2 emissions in 2007 showed an increase of 384.7 t over the previous year. This was mainly due to a rise in the number of participants at the Microinsurance Conference. The total CO2 emissions of the Munich Re Foundation amounted to 1,089 t. In order to compensate for our emissions, we support a project in India. >more

Offset project: Supporting a jute mill in India

Offset project: Supporting a jute mill in India

In order to compensate for our emissions, we support a project, which aims to replace inefficient coal-fired boilers with new biomass boilers. >more

Environmental Performance 2006

Environmental Performance 2006

Munich Re Foundation’s work induces unavoidable CO2 emissions. The Foundation’s aim is to compensate for these emissions and to structure its activities as neutrally as possible. In 2006 the total emissions of the Munich Re Foundation amounted to 700 t of CO2. >more

Offset project: Efficient cooking stoves in Eritrea

Offset project: Efficient cooking stoves in Eritrea

In order to compensate for our emissions, we support a project which distributes efficient cooking stoves. >more