Zurich has a long history of community investment. And we continue to invest through a wide variety of locally run programs, and through Zurich’s charity, the Z Zurich Foundation.
The Foundation works closely with non-profits to tackle large-scale challenges. Here, we combine our global risk expertise with non-profits’ local knowledge and development experience. It’s a highly collaborative approach that’s helping many communities around the world to protect themselves from risk and build resilience.
For example, in Ireland the Foundation is running a ‘Tackle Your Feelings’ campaign to get people talking about mental health. They’re working in collaboration with some high profile rugby players. In Spain, the Foundation is funding an entrepreneurship program helping to reduce rates of youth unemployment. In Malaysia, the Foundation’s partnership with One Goal/World Vision aims to reduce childhood obesity through nutritional education and sports coaching.
Our annual Global Community Week is our way of celebrating the contributions our employees make to the community. To highlight Zurich’s role in society, The Foundation offers a matching program for employee fundraising, and a ‘dollars for doers’ scheme for volunteers.