How we are organized
The Swiss Life Group is committed to openness and transparency in management and actively supports good corporate governance. Swiss Life's corporate governance is based on the SIX Swiss Exchange Directive, which came into force on 1 July 2002, and on national and international best practice.
Organisation and principles
The Swiss Life Group is committed to openness and transparency in management and actively supports good corporate governance.
Articles of Association
The Articles of Association form the basic legal document for the company. They outline the company's purpose and the underlying organisational operating conditions and they are approved by the Annual General Meeting.
The consolidated financial statements are prepared in accordance with and comply with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
Summary of Significant Accounting Policies:
Code of Conduct
The values, principles, rules and guidelines for the business activities of Swiss Life Holding and all entities of the Swiss Life Group can be found in the Code of Conduct. It gives guidance for the interactions of employees with each other and with persons outside Swiss Life.
Swiss Life’s two management bodies are strictly separate: the Board of Directors and the Corporate Executive Board. A member of the Board of Directors may not also be a member of the Corporate Executive Board and vice versa. No member of the Board of Directors, moreover, has any significant business relationship with Swiss Life Holding or any other Group company. The Board of Directors is continually and comprehensively briefed on the activities of the Corporate Executive Board.
Swiss Life Group takes its corporate responsibility seriously and ensures tax compliance of its entities. For the purpose of transparency we therefor publish our tax policy annually.