Our Corporate Responsibility Topics

We currently address twelve Corporate Responsibility Topics, established through our materiality assessment. Our Corporate Responsibility Map displays the topics according to "stakeholder expectations" and "relevance for Swiss Re".

A key question for any company committed to enabling sustainable progress is what this means for its own business and industry: which topics are "material" to achieving this goal? Based on our materiality assessment, we have defined twelve Corporate Responsibility (CR) Topics.

Goals for our Corporate Responsibility Topics

For all our CR Topics we have set internal goals – some of them quantitative, others qualitative. Our Corporate Responsibility Report includes a detailed overview with brief descriptions of our CR Topics, their principal links to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), our internal goals and what we have achieved in the reporting year.

Our Corporate Responsibility Map

We have positioned all our Corporate Responsibility Topics in a Corporate Responsibility Map, which you can view below:

Two insight sources

When establishing and reviewing material CR Topics, we use ongoing dialogue with our stakeholders as well as our internal risk expertise. Reflecting these insight sources, our Corporate Responsibility Map is structured along two axes:

  • Stakeholder expectations
  • Relevance for Swiss Re

This approach is in line with current best practice, eg the recommendations of the Global Reporting Initiative.

Three stages of maturity and relevance

In addition, all our CR Topics are positioned in three areas expressing different stages of relevance and maturity:

Priority: Topics with high stakeholder expectations as well as high internal relevance. Require continuous high attention and effort.

Management: Topics recognised as being relevant and for which we have well-established management procedures. Stakeholder interest in them varies, though.

Exploration: Topics with increasing relevance from an internal perspective and an expected increase in stakeholder inquiries. Warrant further analysis.

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