How we assume responsibility
Swiss Life attaches great importance to responsible corporate conduct – be this in its business activities, society, its role as an employer or towards the environment.
Responsibilty in society
Swiss Life promotes projects and institutions in the fields of culture, science, education and the environment and research that promote self-determination and confidence. Swiss Life also observes its sociopolitical responsibility through active exchange with politicians and associations.
The Swiss financial sector represents a substantial portion of the Swiss economy: with its contribution of just under 10% to overall Swiss gross added value, the sector is among the country’s economic powerhouses. And with direct value creation of CHF 29.5 billion, insurance companies contribute almost as much as the banks. The insurance sector employs about 50 000 people in Switzerland and offers 2000 young people the opportunity to embark on a rewarding career.
As an insurance company, Swiss Life plays an important role in a healthy economy: Swiss Life covers risks and, with its products and services, offers people the chance to focus on their strengths and skills and look to the future with confidence. But Swiss Life’s economic contribution is much more than that. As a long-term investor, Swiss Life contributes to the stability of the financial centre. As one of Europe’s leading institutional real estate investors and owner of Switzerland’s largest private real estate portfolio, Swiss Life invests several hundred million francs every year in the renewal of its properties, and is thus also a key principal on the Swiss construction scene. By investing in its properties and with its active property management approach, Swiss Life shapes the urban character of Switzerland, creates residential and office space and makes the country an attractive place to live. As a tax payer, Swiss Life contributes to the economy and offers many people jobs and training opportunities.
Swiss Life’s operational environment is significantly defined by political and regulatory conditions. For example, legal principles and their practical application in the form of ordinances have a direct effect on product design, processes and the manner of reporting to shareholders, supervisory authorities and the public.
Swiss Life supports projects and institutions in the fields of culture, science, education andthe environment and research. The focus is on institutions promoting confidence and self-determination.
Swiss Life has been an active supporter of film-making in Switzerland for many years. The films usually centre around people and their stories – just as Swiss Life does.
Swiss Life is a company of people working for people. We are committed to helping our clients and the general public beyond the scope of our business activities with sponsorship in sport.