ace_logo_1The ACE Group announced Monday that it has earned recognition for leadership in carbon performance by CDP, the world’s only global environmental disclosure system.

CDP’s annual indexes, compiled by PwC, highlight companies listed on the FTSE Global Equity Index Series and Standard & Poor’s 500 Index that demonstrate strategies committed to improving their impacts on the environment.

For the second consecutive year, ACE was named to CDP’s Global 500 Climate Performance Leadership Index and S&P 500 CPLI. ACE is the only insurance company named to both CDP performance leadership indexes.

“ACE’s appearance on these listings reflects the commitment of our company and employees around the globe to controlling our environmental impact and reducing our carbon footprint while helping our clients to manage their climate and other environmental risks,” said Evan Greenberg, chairman and CEO of ACE Ltd. “It is an honor for us to receive this recognition a second time.”

ACE has aggressively worked to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions throughout its worldwide operations and has cut emissions 27 percent per employee since 2006. Energy conservation improvements also have resulted in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certifications for its offices in Philadelphia and Hamilton, Bermuda, as well as Energy Star Certification by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the company’s offices in Philadelphia and Wilmington, Del.

“Natural resource scarcity is intensifying, the scientific case for action to mitigate climate change is strengthening, and the number of investors requesting corporate action on climate change through CDP is continually increasing,” said Paul Simpson, CEO of CDP. “We congratulate companies in the Climate Performance Leadership Index for their pioneering efforts to combat climate change and grow low carbon economies at this critical time.”

Source: ACE Group