Helping the Damage Management industry tackle sustainability

This week we’re celebrating World Environment Day at Polygon. This day is devoted to encouraging worldwide awareness around protecting the environment.

Polygon has a genuine commitment to helping the environment, which is shown through our pledge to restore rather than replace. When it comes to refurbishment and repairs, simple measures such as reusing materials can help to reduce the world’s carbon footprint. It is said that the reuse of materials can actually save up to 95 percent of embodied carbon emissions.

Over the years, we’ve seen a dramatic change in the way the world treats belongings. It was instilled to wartime generations that “make do and mend” should always be the first option; however, this has become less common over the years and a disposable culture has developed. Polygon believes that restoration should always be seen as the first step when rectifying damage. Restoration should also be celebrated more, as it has many benefits; it helps to cut down on waste (which is better for the environment), reunites policyholders with their original items (with possible sentimental value), all whilst saving money for insurers and policyholders.

Read more about our responsibility programme here