The COYou2 Reduce and Gain Programme

COyou2 Programme

We assist our employees in cutting their own carbon footprints. Through a pioneering programme, they can claim subsidies from Swiss Re for a range of emissions-cutting investments.

The COyou2 Programme is an innovative extension of our climate change strategy – in particular, our efforts to reduce our own CO2 emissions. It gives our employees the opportunity to claim subsidies from the company for a range of investments that help them cut their own carbon footprints. When we launched the programme in 2007, it was the first global corporate initiative of its kind.

50% grants for investments

The programme is open to all employees who have been with Swiss Re for a specified period of time (currently at least three months). Grants cover 50% of the investment sum up to a locally determined maximum allowance. Some measures are eligible in all our locations while others vary, in order to maximise the programme’s effectiveness.

High popularity

In the first seven-year cycle of the programme between 2007 and 2013 we granted more than 9000 subsidies in total. The most popular investments were household appliances (eg energy-efficient washing machines and refrigerators), bicycles and other forms of alternative individual transport, and public transport passes.

New cycle to 2020

In view of the programme's resounding success, we launched a new seven-year cycle running up to 2020. For this, all our employees have received a new subsidy allowance.


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.

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Swiss Re Milizpreis 2015

On 28 April 2015, Swiss Re Chairman Walter B. Kielholz presented this year's Civilian Service Prize to Susanna Fassbind, board member of the KISS association. Ms. Fassbind is recognized for founding the...

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