As one step to support the transition to the low-carbon economy, AXIS has adopted a thermal coal and oil sands-focused underwriting and investment policy, effective January 1, 2020:

 

Underwriting:

AXIS will not provide new insurance or facultative reinsurance for the construction of:

  • New thermal coal plants or mines or their dedicated infrastructure; or
  • Oil sands extraction or pipeline projects and their dedicated infrastructure.

 

AXIS will also not provide new insurance or facultative reinsurance to companies that:

  • Generate 30% or more of their revenues from thermal coal mining;
  • Generate 30% or more of their power from thermal coal; or
  • Hold more than 20% of their reserves in oil sands.

 

Renewals will be considered on a case-by-case basis until January 1, 2023.

Exceptions to this policy may be considered on a limited basis (x) until January 1, 2025 in countries where sufficient access to alternative energy sources is not available or (y) as part of our support to the transition to a low-carbon economy, on a case-by-case basis for contracts related solely to renewable or “green” energy risks.

Investments:

AXIS will not make new investments in companies that generate 30% or more of their revenues from thermal coal mining, that generate 30% or more of their power from thermal coal, or that hold more than 20% of their reserves in oil sands.