28 April 2020
Beginning with the first of 1,000 trees planted during the spring planting season, we are now cutting paper-use to reduce our ‘carbon pawprint’ by introducing email communications and online claim forms - with further steps to maximise sustainability to come during 2020.
Tom Vaughan, Head of Marketing, says, “Working in a sustainable way that benefits the environment is important to the Agria team, and something our customers also feel strongly about, too. It’s exciting that moving to electronic communications means we can help the environment, and, at the same time, improve the experience for our customers with policy information to hand whenever they need it.
Working in partnership with Trees for Cities began with saplings planted in Southglade Park, Nottingham. This is an area of large open green space which is among the 20% of most deprived neighbourhoods in the country. The new woodland Trees for Cities is creating there will enhance biodiversity, provide shelter for park users and be a tool for engaging local people to ensure a sense of ownership among the community.
Species planted to date are field maple, hazel, crab apple, elder and rowan.
Rory Field, Corporate Partnerships Director at Trees for Cities, says, “We are thrilled to be working with Agria Pet Insurance and to be planting 1,000 trees in their name in 2020. We strongly believe that what’s right for the environment and what’s right for business should go hand in hand.
“Agria Pet Insurance is demonstrating that they have their finger on the pulse by incorporating sustainability into their business plan and, as such, are a great fit for us as an environmental charity.”