Proud to be the UK's first carbon-positive pet insurer
Environment and sustainability
Caring for the world we share with our pets
Whether we’re watching our cat pounce on the leaves in the garden, strolling through the countryside with our dog, or hacking in the woods on our pony, the Agria team’s love for the environment is something we share every day with our four-legged best friends!
That’s why we're so delighted to have become the UK’s first carbon-positive pet insurer – giving more back to the environment than we take.
Calculate your pet's carbon pawprint with the Agria Carbon Pawprint Calculator
Do you know what your pet's carbon pawprint is? Even the smallest of things can still have a BIG impact on our planet, so why not offset your four-legged friends' carbon! As the UK’s first carbon-positive pet insurer, we’re passionate about everything we can do to care for the world we share with our animals.
While our pets' carbon footprints are much smaller than our own, they can emit from 310kg of CO2e for a medium cat, and up to a whopping 10 tonnes of CO2e for a large Great Dane! This is primarily due to the fact that they are carnivores, whilst small furries with a vegetarian diet like rabbits and guinea pigs have a much smaller impact. We’ve partnered up with Eco Offset Ltd to help our customers offset your pets' carbon pawprint, through our exclusive Carbon Pawprint Calculator.
Join us as we continue our journey towards a greener future, with a whole host of changes in how we work and serve our customers.
Agria is proud to be the UK's first carbon-positive pet insurer
"Officially becoming carbon positive is a truly significant moment for us - as a business, as animal lovers and as pet owners - but, of course, our pledge to the environment doesn’t end here. We will continue innovating to ensure our carbon footprint reduces still further. Together, we will endeavour to provide a legacy of love for our pets and their places." Vicki Wentworth, Managing Director, Agria Pet Insurance.
Leaving a legacy of love...
Leaving a legacy of love for our pets and their places is our focus. In everything that we do, our planet-friendly approach will always consider how best to care for:
Prevent pet suffering and ill health. Commitment to the best pet healthcare and protecting the lifelong bond between pets and their owners.
Preserve the environment. With a focus on reducing our carbon footprint and supporting certified carbon offset projects.
Protect pets who need our help. Supporting hundreds of rescue organisations and animal welfare charities.
We’ve always sought to make the best environmental choices...
Since 2018 we have been on a real journey to do even more for our planet. Our first goal? To become carbon neutral, a natural stepping stone to where we are today. To get there, we examined and worked on every aspect of our business and our supplier and product choices, while supporting community tree-planting initiatives and backing international environmental projects. Crucially, over 80% of our lovely customers switched to paperless policies in our Go Green initiative. This meant we saved a staggering 1.5 million sheets of paper - and achieved our goal!
Our journey to becoming the UK's only carbon-positive pet insurer
11,000 bee-friendly seed packets
In 2017 we were buzzing to launch our partnership with the British Bee Veterinary Association! 🐝 Part of our support to this incredible organisation has involved sending more than 11,000 bee-friendly seed packets to our fantastic vet partners and customers 🌱 - who have grown them to give their local bees a boost. 🌻🌼🌷
Go Green initiative
🌍 Since the launch of our Go Green initiative in 2020, and thanks to our awesome customers, so far we've saved over 31 tonnes of C02e! And with every week that goes by, we avoid emitting C02 because of this switch to digital communications.🍃
Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
At Agria we reduce, reuse and recycle - we're making a difference by minimising travel and paper use, reducing the energy we use and reusing our event materials - and much more! ♻️🌍
Did you know that we have our own dedicated Sustainability Team? 🌍 💙 Since 2018, these amazing Agria team members have helped us to be as green as we can be, inspiring our plans, implementing everything from recycling points to energy-efficient lighting, and steering us to become a climate-positive business. 🍃
Measure, Reduce, Offset
🌍 Measure, Reduce, Offset - we keep our environmental impact to a minimum and always try to do more, working with specialists Eco Offset to ensure we continually measure, improve and exceed our green targets. 💚
Sustainable Development Goals
🌍 We're looking back to 2018, when we pledged to the United Nations that we'd focus on aligning our company strategy to the eight Sustainable Development Goals that we could have the most impact on. Since then, we've considered them with every step we've taken. 💙🍃🌳
Offset 4 tonnes of Carbon Emission
🌍🌲 Did you know that Agria has already offset 4 tonnes of Carbon Emissions through tree planting? 💚 As part of our planet pledge, we’re supporting new tree growth in the UK by planting native ‘Agria’ trees in Scotland with Trees for Cities, plus helping an initiative in the Amazon Rainforest, and supporting clean water for families in Laos.🌳
First Climate-Positive Pet Insurer
In 2021 we were delighted to become carbon neutral... but we didn't stop there! 🌍 With even more effort and dedication, from our team and our customers, 2022 saw Agria Pet Insurance become the first carbon-positive pet insurer. 💙 We're proud to giving more back to the planet than we take, as we continue to do all we can to care for our pets and their places.
All thanks to you and your pets!
We have made a huge difference to the planet we all call home...
We've saved 28 tonnes of CO2e
Planted over 1,000 trees
Supported projects to provide clean water in Laos
peatland restoration and conservation in Indonesia
preserve an environmentally critical area of the Amazon
We have worked even harder, further cutting our carbon footprint, offsetting our events and supporting even more environmental projects. Just one year later, on 22 April 2022, Agria Pet Insurance became and remains officially carbon positive. This year, we’re privileged to continue helping change lives by supporting the clean water provision in Laos, together with new projects to help protect the Amazon. We also have many exciting plans for the coming months.
Find out more about all we have done to date in our full sustainability report.