Evergreen is a story about a personal mission and real passion. David Gardiner, the driving force behind Evergreen, has a love of the natural world and the idea of Evergreen germinated one day when he took his ideas for the creation of ethical products to Colin Duxberry and Chris Browne the directors of Surrey Independent Advisors, while he was seeking a new management role in the business. He told them about his concept for his brand and they immediately bought into the concept.
All three of them wanted to grow a business with transparency, honesty and integrity. They believe that business should not be all about the ‘bottom line’ and that they felt that they should do more.
They wanted to create a new approach for the insurance sector – a new world of insurance.
Today, Evergreen Insurance give as much as 25% of the total commission back in the process, helping many great projects and programmes all over the world.
As the global human population grows, and our needs for energy and food intensify, the world is being put under increasing pressure for its natural resources. Many of the world’s most stunning natural wonders are increasingly under threat from this dramatic environmental change.
It is estimated the Amazonian rainforest has shrunk by 20% in the last 20 years alone, while Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has halved in size over the last 30 years. These dramatic changes in the environment are catastrophic for the creatures that have evolved to occupy these habitats, and it puts them in real danger of extinction. Such animals under threat include iconic and charismatic animals, so familiar to many of us, like Lions, Elephants, Rhino, Pandas, Gorillas, Orang-utans and Polar bears. Such loss of biodiversity, however, is not just confined to exotic locations; closer to home, here in the UK, we have experienced an 80% decline in heathlands, and only 2% of the UK is now covered in traditional woodland. Similarly, countless familiar species, such as Red Squirrels, Turtle Doves and Hedgehogs, have undergone similar dramatic declines. Many dedicated conservation organisations are working hard to manage habitats, protect species and raise awareness of conservation issues – Evergreen Insurance Services wants to help!
Which charities and partners can I give to? You have to choose from our partner list, companies where we have agreements in place. However we are constantly looking for environmental programmes, charities and conservation parties to team up with to create a list that you can choose from. Help us by nominating one you care about!
At its heart, Evergreen is an insurance company. We were set up to provide insurance solutions for our client’s needs but to also to “give back” to charity.
We are as passionate about providing great insurance solutions coupled with outstanding service as we are about the natural world and want to help raise much needed funds to protect our precious environment.
Here at Evergreen Insurance Services we are an environmentally responsible company. I am dedicated to doing my bit to help conservation and wildlife causes, both nationally and internationally, at no extra cost to you, the customer. My mission is to donate up to 25% of the commission earned from purchasing a policy to one of my wildlife conservation partners, regardless of whether you are purchasing your car, home, travel, pet or business insurance with us. When purchasing your insurance with Evergreen, you have the opportunity to decide which of our conservation affiliates you wish the donation to go to. Full information and details about our affiliate organisations can be found on ‘Our Friends’ page, and we will be providing regular updates on their current projects and activities, detailing how our donations, made possible through you, have been used. I am committed to providing a high quality service, through fair and honest trading, and look forward to building a great personal relationship with my customers.
Donations are made as follows 10% in Yr 1 / 15% in Yr 2 / 25% in Yr 3 and all subsequent years you renew with me.