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Celebrating Sustainability this Spring

News & Blog

While our fleet insurance offers a sustainable solution for our policyholders, we are equally passionate about operating more sustainably as a business too!

So far this quarter, we’ve had a number of exciting company updates to share. Here’s a recap of just some them:

The Launch of Our Electric Sales Fleet

By now, many of our brokers will be familiar with the DCL-branded MINIs. Driven by our team of regional BDMs, you may have spotted them on roads up and down the country or pulling in at your offices for a meeting!

This month, as part of our drive to becoming carbon-neutral, we launched the first of our all-electric sales fleet with one of our new Model 3 Teslas parked outside Manchester Central at BIBA.

We strongly believe visiting brokers regularly for face-to-face meetings is crucial to relationships. Visits can better ensure a full understanding of our products and this ultimately benefits policyholders with a more streamlined service between our two entities. While virtual meetings have their place in business today, the personal touch is important to us and now when we’re on the road, we can visit brokers safe in the knowledge that we’re building up their book of business, not building on our carbon emissions.

Harnessing Solar Power

Work has begun on fitting a 103KW solar panel system on the roof of the DCL head office. Once installed, it is estimated the panels will enable us to make carbon savings of up to 19,735kg of CO2e and produce over 85000Kwh of energy in the first year alone!

This source of green energy will also ultimately go towards powering our electric sales fleet with plans to invest in our own, on-site charging facility in the near future.

Our Sustainable Service

Sustainability means to uphold and maintain a certain rate or level. And as we venture into helping to maintain our planet by using greener energy sources as a company, we are reminded that this stance very much aligns with our values of sustainability in matters of insurance too. Providing products that stand the test of time and ensure stability for policyholders are the very reasons DCL continues to be  such a prominent commercial motor fleet insurer.

Our premium stability plan, T20, continues to be a popular solution for policyholders who want to protect their premiums from market pressures and forecast their cashflow. With premium pricing for the 2nd & 3rd year calculated by way of a pre-set adjustment scale which is directly reflective of the loss ratio of the fleet, annual premium reductions of up to 20% are possible.

Similarly, despite inflationary pressures, the interest rate of our premium finance offering, CPF, remains steady at just 6%. This rate is guaranteed for the remainder of this financial year. CPF can be used to fund any DCL product and is a fantastic facility to not only support your client but help you win business and retain at renewal.

Want to discuss a commercial motor risk?

Ensuring policyholders can access sustainable solutions is our priority. If you have an upcoming risk you’d like to discuss with us, contact your local BDM today or send the details in to our London office:

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