TMK joins forces with CarbonChain to evaluate carbon emissions

Tokio Marine Kiln has joined forces with CarbonChain to measure greenhouse gas emissions as part of the underwriting process.

The two companies began exploring the partnership in the summer of 2021 as part of a project within the Lloyd’s Lab. The first phase of the project looked at a portfolio of approximately 2,000 companies. Thought to be a first-of-its-kind initiative, TMK and CarbonChain aimed to develop a methodology framework to measure customers’ emissions and compare them with their industry and regional peers, translating this into a carbon risk rating that TMK could then take into account when considering each policy it is underwriting.

In future project phases, customers will be made aware of their ratings based on reported data or industry benchmarks.

Brad Irick, CEO of TMK, said: “We are excited to be taking a leadership role in working with existing and future clients as they transition to a lower carbon economy through this important and timely partnership with CarbonChain. We recognise that the benefits of this technology extend beyond TMK and present an opportunity for the whole market and society more generally, so our next step will be to ensure wider engagement and participation.”

Commenting on the partnership, John Neal, CEO of Lloyd’s, said: “It’s great to see TMK partnering with CarbonChain through the Lloyd’s Lab and we are fully supportive of this initiative, which is line with our own ESG strategy and the guidance we have provided to the market to support them in their transition to a sustainable future.”

Longer term, the project will consider the plans that customers develop to reduce their emissions over time (in line with national, global and industry targets) as well as the total amount of reduction in emissions achieved.

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