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Sustainable development

Desjardins Insurance believes that we have a duty to promote sustainable development and social responsibility. We are proud of our many initiatives and partnerships with national organizations that are focused on making our communities safer and our future brighter.

Environment

In order to ensure that future generations enjoy a cleaner tomorrow, Desjardins Insurance has significantly reduced its eco-footprint by:

  • Relying on technology to reduce business travel (web conferences, etc.)
  • Reducing the use of paper in our offices and with Paper-Free online accounts
  • Improving the energy efficiency of our buildings and equipment

Planting trees with Tree Canada

Tree Canada is a charity dedicated to planting and nurturing trees. Since 1992, they’ve planted more than 82 million trees and helped restore places hit by natural disasters.

We partnered with Tree Canada to plant a tree for every customer who signs up for a paper-free account between June 22 and July 31, 2020.

When you switch to Paper-Free or create a Paper-Free Online Services account, it benefits you and the environment.

Learn more about Tree Canada

Fighting climate change

Desjardins Insurance is a proud supporter of the Climate Reality Project, led by the David Suzuki Foundation and Al Gore. Its mission is to raise awareness about the climate crisis and implement solutions to address this issue.

The Climate Reality Project

Green insurance products

Help the environment and save on your insurance premium with the Desjardins Green Program.

  • Green property insurance: you could save 10% on your home insurance if your building is LEED certified.
  • Green auto insurance: you could save on your car insurance if you drive a hybrid or electric vehicle1.

Prevention and safety programs

For several years, Desjardins Insurance has raised awareness and helped educate Canadians on staying safe on the road and in their homes.

To help drivers and homeowners stay safe and prevent damage, the innovative Desjardins Insurance Home-Auto app offers two programs:

Ajusto program

The Ajusto® program has been designed to help you improve your road safety and save on your insurance premium.

Discover Ajusto

Alert program

The AlertTM program comes with a free water and freeze detector if you have home insurance with us.

Discover Alert

Charitable partnerships

As a leading insurer in Canada, we partner with various organizations to engage communities in becoming safer and more aware of the risks that face them.

Parachute

Car crashes are the number one cause of death for young people between the ages of 15 and 20. We work with Parachute to help make a difference and bring these numbers down.

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National Teen Driver Safety Week

Traffic Injury Research Foundation

The Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) is Canada's leading research institute on road safety. Since 1964, TIRF has been evaluating and sharing their findings to help prevent injuries and death on Canadian roads.

Drug Impaired Driving Learning Centre

Wildlife Roadsharing

Canada Safety Council

The Canada Safety Council (CSC) is a national organization that is solely dedicated to the safety of Canadians. Through their various training programs, awareness campaigns, publications and ongoing advocacy, the CSC is able to help prevent damage to property, injury and death.

Canada Safety Council

Arrive Alive

Working with various community partners, Arrive Alive has been identifying, implementing and supporting initiatives to eliminate impaired driving.

Arrive Alive

Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) is Canada's only agency with a legislated national mandate to reduce the harms of alcohol and other drugs on Canadian society.

CCSA

Operation Red Nose

We care immensely about road safety and are proud to team up with Operation Red Nose. Desjardins Insurance has been the program’s official insurer in Quebec since 1984 and in Ontario since 2014.

Operation Red Nose

Community involvement

In addition to our support for organizations such as United Way and the Red Cross, we’ve developed numerous programs that are designed to help better the communities in which we operate.

The Desjardins Disaster Relief Fund

The Desjardins Disaster Relief Fund provides emergency financial assistance to clients of Desjardins General Insurance Group and The Personal as well as members of Desjardins caisses in Quebec after a loss not covered by their insurance policy.

The Desjardins Cares and Shares Campaign

Every year, our employees take part in this campaign by making donations to United Way, the Red Cross and the Desjardins Foundation. Desjardins Insurance also makes its own corporate contribution.

The P&C Insurance Outreach Program

A program that was created in 2015 to encourage and promote volunteering by employees. Through the program, Desjardins Insurance donates to the organizations supported by its employees.

Ajusto is underwritten by Desjardins Insurance which refers to Certas Direct Insurance Company.

® Ajusto is a registered trademark of Desjardins General Insurance Inc., used under licence.

The discount does not apply to certain endorsements and additional coverages. New subscribers who sign up after October 15, 2018 must travel at least 1,000 km during the mandatory 100-day for savings during the use period. For all applicable discount terms and conditions, whether you signed up before or after October 15, 2018, please refer to the Terms and Conditions in effect when you signed up for the Ajusto Program.

TM Alert is a trademark of Desjardins General Insurance Group Inc., used under licence.

1 Eligible vehicles and insurance premium discounts may vary by province.

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