Swiss Life takes its corporate responsibility seriously, whether in its business operations, role as an employer, as a part of society or with respect to the environment.
As a co-founder of modern occupational provisions, Swiss Life believes it has a responsibility towards current and future generations. As a result, the company plays an active role Group-wide in the public debate about a longer self-determined life and has made it a guiding theme.
In the Swiss domestic market, corporate responsibility – under the umbrella of the Group-wide guiding theme “a longer self-determined life” – plays an active part in the areas of social engagement, corporate responsibility reporting and “actively shaping your career”.
Its social engagement in the domestic market of Switzerland – and in large part at all major locations abroad – is connected to the guiding theme and designed to promote confidence and self-determination.
Swiss Life wants to contribute to the advancement of transparency and comparability in sustainability reporting through its Corporate Responsibility Report , thereby showing its stakeholders where the company’s priorities lie in this regard.
Swiss Life develops new working models and development opportunities through its “Actively shaping your career” programme, aiming to ensure ongoing development and motivation for employees throughout all stages of life with flexible solutions for changing their working hours and harmonising their work-life balance. The three key success factors for Swiss Life are “generational diversity”, “capacity to work” and “employability”.
A Steering Committee (STC) was set up in 2016, to enable Swiss Life to plan its corporate responsibility activities and keep track of progress. The STC includes representatives of Human Resources and Communications in addition to all the Group Executive Board members in Switzerland. The STC meets twice a year as a rule. The Group CEO chairs the committee.
Corporate responsibility representatives from Group Communications, Public Affairs and Human Resources, and one person from the Swiss Life Perspectives Foundation, form a core operational team to ensure the exchange of information in the line, propose measures to the Steering Committee and implement their mandates correspondingly in the organisation.
The annual reporting on corporate responsibility helps strengthen communication with the stakeholder groups. Swiss Life’s stakeholders include, in addition to its employees and customers, investors, legislators and representatives of the media, politics and associations, all of whom are affected either directly or indirectly by Swiss Life’s activities. Swiss Life is in regular dialogue with all of its stakeholders, which ensures that it is aware of the requirements and expectations of its stakeholder groups and is able to react to challenges or changes (G4–24, G4–25, G4–26, G4–27).