At Zurich, sustainability means doing business today in a way that safeguards the future of our company and our society. It is about the solutions we provide to our customers, the way in which we invest our assets, and how we proactively determine ways to address environmental, social and governance issues in our-day-to-day activities. It is all linked to the fundamental role that insurance plays in society.
Sustainability is at the heart of our culture, our purpose and values. Therefore, every employee is encouraged to contribute to Zurich becoming one of the most responsible and impactful businesses in the world.
We are focusing on:
Our role as an insurer: managing Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues in our insurance transactions and providing solutions with a sustainable impact.
Our role as an investor: investing in our assets in a sustainable way through ESG integration and impact investments.
Our role in society: encouraging the transition to a low-carbon economy through our climate change position, reducing our own environmental footprint, ensuring diversity and inclusion, investing in our communities and improve the resilience to floods worldwide.
We are signatories of the United Nations Global Compact and a number of other external sustainability principles and commitments including actively supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals. To monitor our progress and improve our sustainability performance, we use stakeholder feedback provided through customer and employee surveys, as well as ratings and indices such as CDP, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) and the MSCI ESG rating.