Corporate responsibility

Corporate responsibility

We have a long-standing commitment to corporate responsibility and strive to implement this across our business. Our performance has received high ratings from independent third-party organisations.

Comprehensive commitment

Swiss Re is committed to being a responsible company. Based on our values and the Group Code of Conduct, we have a strategic approach in place that defines and drives key activities across the company.

A climate change pioneer

We identified climate change as a major sustainability challenge almost 20 years ago. Ever since, we have put a special focus on this topic and developed a number of innovative responses.

Contributing to society

We have a long tradition of contributing to society beyond our business. The Swiss Re Foundation empowers communities to build resilience in the areas of water, climate, natural hazards, and other topics relevant to society.

Art and Cultural Engagement

Our sponsorship of art and culture inspires fresh thinking and dialogue, sharpens our company profile and enhances quality of life for our employees and the public alike.


We wish to be accountable to our stakeholders and regularly disclose information on our corporate responsibility activities. Swiss Re is a signatory to the UN Global Compact and is listed on leading sustainability indexes and ratings.

More about our corporate responsibility management

A leader in sustainability

Swiss Re was insurance industry sector leader in the 2016 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for the third consecutive year and the tenth time since 2004.

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Swiss Re Milizpreis 2016

On 30 June 2016, Walter Kielholz, Chairman of Swiss Re’s Board of Directors, presented the Swiss Re Civilian Service Prize 2016.

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