The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.

The Hartford is in business to protect what is most valuable to customers—their homes, cars, businesses, income, and employees. They help individuals and businesses prepare for the unforeseen with insurance and income protection so they can prevail through loss, accident, or disability.

Since The Hartford has adopted successive GHG reduction targets, reaching these targets is embedded in the company’s overall strategy. Reaching the target requires the involvement of numerous areas of the company. The company’s cross-functional Environment Committee is kept apprised of developments to fulfill this commitment and provides suggestions on how to further improve the process. By the end of 2010, The Hartford achieved its first voluntary target of reducing GHG emissions by 15 percent from the 2007 base year. In 2011, it adopted a new target of reducing GHG emissions by an additional 20 percent by 2017, using 2010 as the new base year. The Hartford announced it had met this second goal in 2013, reducing their net GHG emissions by a total of 42.9 percent since our original 2007 base year. The Hartford established a third GHG reduction goal of 20 percent per occupant by 2018, using 2013 as the new base year.

As part of the DOE Better Buildings Challenge, The Hartford’s overall goal is to reduce per-occupant energy consumption by 20% in owned facilities.

The Hartford recognizes the clear consensus within the scientific community that climate change is of real and increasing concern. As an insurer, investor, employer, property owner and responsible corporate citizen, The Hartford is committed to understanding, managing and mitigating the risks associated with global climate change.

To reduce its energy consumption and carbon footprint The Hartford is taking a number of steps, including 

  • Increasing building density
  • Installing high efficiency cooling and lighting 
  • Utilizing advanced building automation
  • Upgrading elevator motor and control systems

These and other efforts demonstrate The Hartford's respect for people, communities, and the environment.


Buildings Challenge Commitment
1.76Million Square Feet
Energy Goals
20%Reduction in Per-Occupant Energy Use
Goal Achieved49%Cumulative (vs. Baseline)