Swiss Re again sector leader in Dow Jones Sustainability Index

DJSI seeks to identify companies with sustainability records that will lead to long term shareholder value creation. The DJSI rating is the most important corporate sustainability benchmark.

This success reflects our commitment to sustainability and the ongoing implementation of our three-pillar corporate responsibility framework:

  • Governance: comprising our organisation, structure, management and assurance functions, with the aim of providing transparency to our shareholders and other stakeholders.
  • Sustainability: achieving ethical, socially and environmentally responsible business practices, minimising the direct impact of operations on the environment and ensuring sustainability in our relationship with our employees.
  • Citizenship: supporting the communities where we operate in relevant areas with activities such as sponsoring programmes, matching gifts, donations and volunteering.

See our  2008 Corporate Responsibility Report for in-depth information on how this framework is put into practice within our organisation.

Our approach to climate change exemplifies our commitment to sustainability, for example:

  • Climate Adaptation Development Programme, which seeks to establish a market for innovative weather risk transfer instruments in developing countries
  • COYou2 Reduce and Gain Programme, the first global corporate initiative to subsidise employees’ investments in various emission-reducing measures.

We are delighted to maintain our position as insurance sector leader 2009/10 on the DJSI and remain committed to placing sustainability at the heart of our organisation.

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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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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