The COYou2 Reduce and Gain Programme

COYou2 Reduce and Gain Programme

We assist our employees in cutting CO2 emissions in their private lives. Through an innovative programme, they can get subsidies from Swiss Re for a range of emissions-cutting investments.

COYou2 Reduce and Gain Programme is an innovative extension of our climate change strategy – specifically, our efforts to reduce CO2 emissions. It gives our employees the opportunity to claim subsidies from the company for a range of emissions-cutting investments they want to make in their private lives. When we launched the programme in 2007, it was the first global corporate initiative of its kind.

The programme is open to all employees who have been with Swiss Re for a specified period of time (currently at least one year). Grants cover 50% of the investment sum up to a maximum of CHF 5 000 or an equivalent amount adjusted to the local cost of living. Some measures are eligible in all locations while others vary, in order to maximise the programme’s effectiveness.

In the seven years up to the end of 2013 we have granted over 9000 subsidies. The most popular investments have been public transportation, household appliances and hybrid cars. Furthermore, a significant number of subsidies were granted to investments such as groundwater heat pumps and solar collectors.


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