One planet, one chance.

Making a difference to tackle climate change.

Every green step towards reducing carbon emissions will play an important role in the UK achieving the Government target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. 

We only get one chance, and at Foresters Financial we are making a difference to protect our planet.

 

 

At our UK head office

Our head office is equipped with energy saving appliances and recycling points, and is currently undergoing refurbishments to help reduce our carbon footprint. Foresters House is being fitted with new windows; offering more reflective and insulated glass, solar panels have been added to the roof and  more energy efficient aircon units have been installed.

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Our Financial Advisers

By May 2022 all of our Financial Advisers will be supplied with electric and/or hybrid cars; and with the introduction of video appointments, advisers will continue to travel less. We are reducing paper usage, where regulations allow and creating an electronic sales process when customers are visiting face-to-face.

 

 

 

Investing your money

If you open a Plan with us today, the investment approach is sustainable and responsible. We are not stopping there! In 2022 we will be launching a fund that invests in making a difference specifically for the climate.

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Members making a difference

As a mutual organisation, our members have the opportunity to organise and attend community involvement activities. These events are at the organiser’s choice with many events that make a positive change to the community they live in; and many will have a positive impact in reducing the effects of climate change and protecting wildlife. In the past we have seen members get together to clean up beaches, plant trees, complete community beautifications and even make homes for animals and areas for bees to pollinate.

 

 

 

 

Planting a successful vote

As a mutual organisation our members can vote for leaders within their community. In 2021 for every vote placed, we planted a tree, two if the member voted online; nearly 5,000 trees have been planted, with around 3,000 across Scotland to help restore the Caledonian Forest.

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Employee climate change forum

Climate change is an integral part of Foresters. Our climate change forum is made up of employees who are dedicated to the cause and contribute ideas towards a positive change,  alongside one of our Executive team who sponsors the forum and reports on our contribution towards reducing our carbon footprint.  We are not just making a difference in the UK, but in Canada and the US too. At Foresters Financial we want to continue to make a difference where we can, to help do our bit to fight against climate change.