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Operational ecology

Swiss Life focuses on energy-saving measures, renewable energy sources and active environmental management in terms of its in-house operations and as a real estate owner.

Goals of operational ecology

  • To enhance energy efficiency on an ongoing basis
  • To promote profitability and sustainability within the company on an equal and concerted basis
  • To create an awareness among employees of the necessity to make economic use of resources in day-to-day business operations.

Environmental Indicators (VfU)

Since 2008 Swiss Life’s specialist unit for environmental management has produced an annual compilation of the Group’s key environmental indicators.
In accordance with the standards set by the Association for Environmental Management and Sustainability at Financial Institutions (VfU), this report collects and analyses data on electricity, heating, paper, transport, water and waste disposal and proposes measures for improvement.