Together with its Annual Report 2015, the Swiss Life Group is for the first time presenting a Corporate Responsibility Report in accordance with the guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).
The Corporate Responsibility Report sets out what corporate responsibility means to Swiss Life and what topics are relevant in this context to the company and its stakeholders. It focuses on business activities, society, employees and the environment and is guided by the principle of materiality. For Swiss Life, the responsible and economically successful pursuit of its business in line with the values set out in the Code of Conduct is of pivotal importance. Reporting is oriented to GRI, the world’s leading standard for comparable sustainability reporting based on key figures (www.globalreporting.org). Swiss Life applies the guidelines in conformity with the GRI-G4 “Core” option. In addition, industry-specific requirements for financial services providers (financial sector disclosures) have also been taken into account.
The expanded reporting is intended to enhance our communication with target groups. Swiss Life’s stakeholders include, in addition to its employees and customers, investors, authorities and legislators as well as representatives of the media, politics and associations, all of whom are affected either directly or indirectly by Swiss Life’s activities. Swiss Life is in regular dialogue with all of its stakeholders, which ensures that it is aware of the requirements and expectations of its stakeholder groups and is able to react to challenges or changes (G4-24, G4-26).
Swiss Life’s stakeholder groups
For more information on dialogue with the various stakeholders, visit this page (G4-25, G4-27).