Information on sustainability reporting
Consistent reporting to stakeholder groups
The annual reporting on sustainability creates transparency and strengthens communication with stakeholder groups. Swiss Life’s stakeholders include employees, customers, investors, and representatives of the media, politics, and associations. Swiss Life is in regular dialogue with relevant stakeholder groups. This ensures that it is aware of their requirements and expectations and is able to react to challenges or changes (Global Reporting Initiative, GRI 102-40, 102-42, 102-43, 102-44). Further information on our dialogue with stakeholder groups is available on the Swiss Life website at www.swisslife.com/en/stakeholdercommunication.
Reporting in line with the European CSR Directive
The Swiss Life Group’s Sustainability Report conforms with the EU’s CSR Directive. In this Sustainability Report, Swiss Life reports on environmental matters (pages 81-82, 85-89, 95, 99-103, 106–108, 132–135), employee-related matters (pages 87– 89, 117–131), social issues (pages 81-82, 85-89, 98-102, 109–112, 141), reports and the observance of human rights pages 85-86, 89, 98, 103-108, 138, 141) and anti-corruption and bribery (pages 85-86, 89, 99, 101-105, 138-139). The pages cited also provide information on the concepts and associated results, as well as on due diligence process and risk management. The determination of the material topics performed in the reporting period takes account of the requirements of the CSR Directive on the non-financial content of the report through two dimensions: “relevance for Swiss Life” and “impact on sustainable development”.
Reporting in accordance with the standards of the Global Reporting Initiative
The Swiss Life Sustainability Report meets the requirements of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), a framework for transparent sustainability reporting. The 2019 report covers the Switzerland, France, Germany, International and Asset Managers segments. This report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core option. The aim of the GRI is, on the one hand, to support companies, governments and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in focusing their reporting on topics that are material from the perspective of their stakeholders and their influence on sustainable development. On the other hand, the standardised format of the reports, based on key figures, also contributes to the comparability and transparency of sustainability reporting.