Zurich takes a market-based approach to addressing the risks that we and our customers face from climate change. Our focus is to understand the emerging weather, financial and regulatory risks associated with climate change and to develop products and services that help customers cope with these risks. Take a look at some of the innovative climate-related products we offer and some of our climate insights, aimed at helping our customers.
Internally, we have performed an in-depth assessment of our own carbon footprint, using 2007 as our base year. The resulting Group-wide emissions from all sources considered were estimated to be 243,000 tons, or 4.17 tons per employee. Going forward, we have committed to a 10 percent reduction target of our Group-wide emissions by 2013. This reduction target will be pursued through a combination of cleaner energy sources, energy efficiency measures, reduced air travel and the gradual transition of our car fleet to more fuel efficient cars. You can see the results of our efforts in Zurich's Group-wide carbon footprint report 2011.