Sustainable thinking and action are valued highly at Swiss Life. Therefore, the highest management body in matters of sustainability is the Corporate Executive Board, chaired by the Group CEO.

Organisational structure

The highest management body in matters of sustainability is the Corporate Executive Board, chaired by the Group CEO. The Board of Directors – the supreme authority for strategic issues – is kept regularly informed about measures and progress in the area of sustainability and included in the decision-making process.

The Swiss Life Group Sustainability team is responsible for the coordination, steering and implementation of measures at Group level. This team ensures that the focus areas defined by Swiss Life’s Group-wide sustainability strategy are integrated within and implemented by the divisions. The team also ensures the involvement of the Corporate Executive Board as a management body, reports on progress and engages in dialogue with key stakeholder groups at Group level.

The sustainability organisation is aligned to Swiss Life’s multi-divisional organisation: it comprises sustainability delegates from all divisions as well as specialist delegates. The sustainability delegates from the divisions ensure that the Group-wide sustainability strategy is implemented on site with corresponding measures and initiatives, taking account of local regulatory requirements. They also ensure that the management teams and divisional CEOs are involved in the decision-making process. Swiss Life has defined eleven subject areas for specialist management which are assigned to corresponding specialist delegates and in which representatives of the divisions participate. Swiss Life Group’s sustainability organisation altogether comprised around 52 full-time equivalents (FTE) in 2021.

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