Aon UK Set UK ‘Green’ Standard with CEMARS Accreditation

London-based Aon, the risk management business of Aon Corp. in the UK, announced that it has “demonstrated its commitment to reducing its green house gas (GHG) emissions by become the first company in the insurance industry in the world to be awarded Certified Emissions Measurement and Reduction Scheme (CEMARS) certification.”

Aon described CEMARS as a “carbon verification scheme that audits an organization’s carbon footprint and certifies that they are reducing emissions year on year and taking steps to mitigate emissions in the future. It is the only scheme in the UK that offers certification to the globally recognized ISO 14064 standard for carbon management which specifies principles and requirements for the measurement and reporting of emissions and removals.

“A key element of the ISO is the requirement for the design, development, management, reporting and verification of an organization’s green house gas inventory.”

Gregory Lowe, sustainability co-coordinator for Aon UK, commented: “Achieving CEMARS certification demonstrates Aon’s commitment to reducing our impact on the environment. By reducing carbon emissions, we are transforming Aon into a more sustainable organization that will mitigate negative environmental impacts.”

Source: Aon