Making a positive contribution

TAL is a signatory to the United Nations’ Principles for Sustainable Insurance, a framework that encourages insurance companies worldwide to put Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues at the heart of their decision making.

Our Purpose, Ambition and Spirit help guide our business to act in a socially responsible and ethical manner. For the benefit of our customers, partners, our people and the community, we are committed to governing ourselves well and contributing positively to social and environmental issues.

ESG issues are increasingly important to our customers, partners, stakeholders and people. During 2020, TAL has been developing its ESG approach with the objective of developing an additional set of pillars and objectives to align with what is important to those we protect, and allow TAL to make a broader contribution to society.

Our ESG strategy and framework

At TAL, we believe we can make the most meaningful contribution to Environmental, Social and Governance issues by focusing on the following.

  • Climate Change and Environment

    TAL will minimise our impact on the planet and contribute to reducing the impact of climate change for the benefit of all communities

  • Wellbeing and Mental Health

    TAL is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of our customers and people

  • Governance & Reporting

    TAL is committed to effective ESG risk management and holding ourselves to account to be a more sustainable business

  • ESG Investing

    TAL will invest for a sustainable future for the benefit of our customers, partners and society

  • Social Equality

    TAL will contribute to social equality through financial inclusion, providing assistance to all customers to access insurance and the support they need, and by ensuring that people at TAL are treated equally

Reducing our impact

TAL is committed to minimising our impact on the environment and contributing to reducing the impact of climate change for the benefit of all communities.

We have assessed our carbon footprint and have offset our operational emissions, meaning that we are now certified as carbon neutral. All of our office buildings score highly on the National Australian Built Environment System (NABERS).

In the last year, TAL signed the Tobacco-Free Finance Pledge, which seeks to help ensure a safer world for present and future generations by addressing the financing of tobacco companies.