Swiss Life sets high standards for its own business conduct. Diligence and responsible action are the basis for successful and sustainable business operations, which at Swiss Life goes hand in hand with a continuous reduction in CO₂ emissions.
Swiss Life acknowledges its responsibilities within the scope of its business activities and is committed to sustainable and environmentally conscious work in various areas at its own locations and to a corporate culture of trust and integrity. Swiss Life also expects its business partners to implement and fulfil sustainability standards.
In its areas of influence, Swiss Life is committed to complying with guiding principles and standards in the social and environmental spheres. In line with the Paris Climate Agreement, the company also aims to contribute to the transition towards a low-carbon economy and the mitigation of climate change.
Swiss Life focuses on those areas where it can have a direct influence and impact as a company. In this way, it consciously makes a contribution to its employees, the society and the environment.
Contribution to climate protection
In line with the Paris Climate Agreement, Swiss Life wants to do its part to mitigate climate change. In operational ecology, CO₂ emissions per FTE will be reduced by 35% by 2024 compared to 2019. Swiss Life is also aware of its responsibility as a major real estate owner and aims by 2030 to reduce the carbon intensity of the real estate it holds directly by a further 20% compared to 2019. Both targets are based on 1.5° reduction paths and on achievement of the net zero target by 2050.
This is how we think about sustainability as an asset owner & manager
As a major real estate owner, Swiss Life has a special responsibility and strives to systematically integrate ESG criteria into its portfolio and asset management.
Since 2021, Swiss Life publishes an independent report based on the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). It summarises how the company is responding to climate change.
Operational ecology comprises the operational environmental management of the Swiss Life Group at its own locations and the emissions arising from its business behaviour and own employees.
Swiss Life aims to reduce its CO₂ emissions by the end of 2024, primarily by adjusting travel business and obtaining electricity from sustainable sources. Swiss Life's operational buildings are already supplied with electricity from renewable sources.