Proceeding with taking care of sustainability and reduction of negative climate changes, BTA Baltic Insurance Company AAS (hereinafter – BTA) has received certificates for implementation and maintenance of ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 international standards. The certificates apply to BTA company in Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania, which is an important step towards even more sustainable management of the company.
These certificates are proof to BTA's investment in sustainability and its commitment to keep on working according to good management principles further on. The ISO 9001 quality management certificate confirms that BTA has developed quality measurement criteria, as well as all possible risks have been identified, and the company keeps on working on continuous quality improvement. Whereas the ISO 14001 environmental management certificate allows monitoring BTA’s environmental footprint, as well as evaluates and promotes the efficiency of the environmental system.
The Chairman of BTA Management Board Wolfgang Stockmeyer emphasizes: "Sustainability is one of the driving forces of BTA, it is an important cornerstone of the company's development. We have been a paperless company for a number of years now already, we received the Green Office certificate at the end of last year, and we planted 15,000 trees in the BTA Sustainability Forest this spring. We renew our car fleet regularly by purchasing hybrid cars, and we monitor the amount of our emissions with the aim of reducing the impact of CO2 emissions on the environment. On a daily basis, we monitor our consumption of energy resources and carry out various activities with the aim of reducing resource consumption. We are now pleased with the received ISO certificates, which is a great step towards even more sustainable company management. We will certainly not going to stop at these activities and will continue to organize our work in line with the best practices of sustainability.”
BTA Baltic Insurance Company is one of the leading insurance companies in the Baltics, offering the broadest range of non-life insurance services in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. BTA employs more than 1,000 employees in the Baltics. The sole shareholder of BTA is Vienna Insurance Group AG (VIG), the leading insurance group both in Austria and in the entire Central and Eastern European (CEE) region. Around 50 insurance companies in 30 countries form a Group with a long-standing tradition, strong brands and close customer relations. The more than 25,000 employees in the VIG take care of the day-to-day needs of more than 22 million customers. VIG shares have been listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange since 1994. The VIG Group has an A+ rating with stable outlook by the internationally recognised rating agency Standard & Poor's. VIG cooperates closely with the Erste Group, the largest retail bank in Central and Eastern Europe.