Like the other comparison sites, we're here to help you hunt out great insurance deals by comparing quotes from a wide range of top UK providers.
When you buy, we use the commission we receive from your insurer to fund renewable energy projects such as wind and solar farms, to offset the annual carbon footprint of your vehicle, home, pet or travel; our net zero guarantee*.
Just one simple form and a few minutes of your time could see you save big on your renewal and help save the planet!
To ensure we zero your carbon footprint we fund carbon offset schemes to cover, for the year, your insured items. For instance, a car emits on average just under two tonnes of CO2 annually, hence for every car insurance policy sold, we offset at least this amount of carbon.
The way we offset is by funding projects that replace the use of fossil fuels. We support projects such as a hydro electric plant in Peru, a wind farm in Mongolia, or a solar farm in Rajasthan.
We only fund schemes that are either United Nations UNFCCC or Gold Standard certified.
The answer long term is not to emit CO2 in the first place, but it's unrealistic to think we can all switch immediately to driving electric vehicles and living in low impact homes.
Using our service for your vehicle, home and travel insurances allows you to neutralise your impact, giving the breathing space to find true low carbon solutions that work for you.
Compare To Zero is the comparison site on a mission to save you money and tackle climate change. We're a social startup supported by Cambridge Social Ventures at the University of Cambridge.
Set up as a community interest company (CIC), our assets and environmental objectives are legally locked into the business. This guarantees that the work we do is entirely focused on this important goal.
Why insurance comparison? Private transport, flights, and home energy use are by far the biggest household contributors to greenhouse gas emissions. Not only can we help you save money, but also target directly the environmental damage caused by those activities. On top of that, our service comes at no cost to you, the consumer, and leaves us surplus funds to invest in tackling climate change long term.
How can we provide our service for free? When you buy a policy or switch providers, we receive a referral fee. This is how we fund all our work. Simple as that.
How do we use the money we receive for good?
We're keen to avoid burning valuable resources on advertising, so rely a great deal on word of mouth.
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In anticipation, a big thank-you for helping us towards a zero carbon world!
We've teamed up with the insurance comparison experts at Quotezone.co.uk, who've been in the comparison business since 2005. With 100+ providers on their books, they're sure to help find you great deals.
Still concerned you won't get a great deal? Whether big brand comparison site or small, the insurance providers searched come primarily from the same pool. All things being equal, a provider should return to you the same quote regardless of the quote source. This should be true too, even if you were to go directly to that provider.
We commit to offsetting the CO2 emitted by the average annual use of the insured item.
Your specific circumstances will very likely differ from the average. If you think you produce more, don't worry, as this will be balanced against those who produce less. Remember too, not only do we commit to offsetting but also to invest in research into carbon reduction.
The figures opposite are used to calculate the average offsets.
Pet: 1.0 tCO2. Data on the impact a pet has on the environment is difficult to find. We've taken a dog large as our benchmark, but even these numbers vary wildly. As such, we think one tonne is a good guess based on data taken from here.
Travel: 1.9 tCO2. Data on the average distances flown for vacation is hard to determine hence we've based our numbers on a return flight for four from London to the Canary Islands, data here.