Since the 2015 Paris Climate Conference the banking sector has been actively contributing to the realization of the ambitions of the Paris Agreement. In this context the Dutch Platform Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF), a collaboration between Dutch financial institutions, launched an initiative to develop a methodology for measuring the carbon footprint of the different types of asset classes at financial institutions. Achmea Bank uses this method to calculate the carbon footprint of its mortgage portfolio.
Combating climate change has been high on Achmea’s strategic agenda for many years. In 2019 Achmea Bank signed the Climate Agreement, thereby committing ourselves to report on the climate impact of our mortgages from 2020 onwards. Our carbon footprint reports can be downloaded here. Achmea Bank's goal is to have a mortgage portfolio with an average energy label A by 2030 to align with the carbon reduction goals of the Paris Climate Agreement.