Aviva’s Sustainability Ambition

We focus on three core areas – acting on climate change, taking social action to help improve communities and embedding sustainability in our business.

We now report on sustainability as part of our Annual Report and Accounts.

Acting on climate change

Aviva is taking steps to help tackle the climate crisis. Our ambition is to:

  • Become a Net Zero company by 2040
  • Achieve a 25% reduction in carbon intensity of assets by 2025, and 60% by 2030 1
  • Have Net Zero operations and supply chain by 2030
  • Help the markets we operate in (UK, Ireland and Canada) become climate-ready

Taking social action

For over 300 years Aviva has played a part in the lives of our customers, forming long-standing connections with communities. Whether it’s helping people prepare for retirement, protect their belongings or look after their health, we help customers look forward with financial confidence. We want to play a part in making more people financially secure.

Our ambition is:

  • >13% (and growing) UK population preparing for retirement and retiring with Aviva 2
  • 2% average per annum profits invested in the community 3

Embedding sustainability

We recognise the strength that comes from working as one team, collaborating and winning together for Aviva, for each other and for our customers. Our sustainability ambition will be an integral part of how we run our business. This includes ensuring clear accountability for action, transparent reporting, respecting human rights and ensuring we are an employer of choice through our focus on diversity and inclusion, health and wellbeing.

The sustainability section of aviva.com and our sustainability reports cover our sustainability ambitions and performance at a Group level. Whilst we also share case studies of sustainability actions in our different business lines it is important to note that the sustainability characteristics of specific products and services are described within product specific literature.

See information about how our group sustainability ambition is embedded in our different product and services (PDF 85.7KB)

This will cover shareholder and policyholder assets where we have control and data; and the main asset classes of Aviva’s core markets (credit, equities, direct real estate and sovereign debt). We will be able to expand this further as new data and methodologies become available. For more details please see www.aviva.com/climate-goals

Based on adult population only (18+ years)

3 Percentage of Group Adjusted Operating Profit