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Sustainability Indicators

TopicMetric2020201920182017Reference
SUSTAINABILITY ORGANISATION
NUMBER OF FULL-TIME EQUIVALENTS IN THE SUSTAINABILITY ORGANISATION
 Total full-time equivalents31n/an/an/aAR, p. 87
ENVIRONMENT
GHG EMISSIONS1
 Total greenhouse gas emissions (in kg CO2-equivalents/FTE)1 3862 5362 7712 775AR, p. 141
 Scope 1 emissions (in kg CO2 equivalents/FTE)5527071 0591 055AR, p. 141
 Scope 2 emissions (in kg CO2 equivalents/FTE)129515390357AR, p. 141
 Scope 3 emissions (in kg CO2 equivalents/FTE)7041 3131 3221 362AR, p. 141
 Targets to reduce GHG emissionsyesyesyesyesAR, p. 140
ENERGY1    
 Total energy consumption (in KWh/FTE)4 1495 5405 6145 823AR, p. 141
 Electricity consumption (in KWh/FTE)2 3063 4913 6313 843AR, p. 141
 Consumption of renewable energy (in KWh/FTE)2 0532 4741 8022 176AR, p. 141
 Targets to reduce energy consumptionyesyesyesyesAR, p. 140
BUSINESS TRAVEL1
 Business travel (in km/FTE)2 7296 6347 8047 686AR, p. 141
WATER1
 Total water consumption (in m3/FTE)7111110AR, p. 141
WASTE1
 Total waste (in kg/FTE)64120114138AR, p. 141
 Proportion of waste recycling50%45%54%58%AR, p. 141
 Paper consumption (in 1000 t)1.051.230.931.03AR, p. 141
 Share of paper with FSC label87%68%66%63%AR, p. 141
CORPORATE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION GUIDELINES AND INITIATIVES
 Energy efficiency policyyesyesyesyesAR, p. 104, 140-143
 Emissions reduction initiativesyesyesyesyesAR, p. 140–143
 Waste reduction policyyesyesyesyesAR, p. 104, 140-143
 Environmental information verifiednononono 
 Participation CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project)yesyesyesyesAR, p. 143, 151


TopicMetric2020201920182017Reference
SOCIAL
HEALTH & SAFETY    
 Health and safety policyyesyesyesyesAR, p. 132-134
 Health and safety policy is group-wideyesyesyesyesAR, p. 132-134
 Workforce absences employees, total3.3%3.7%3.2%3.1%AR, p. 134
 Workforce absences per segmentyesyesyesyesAR, p. 134
EMPLOYMENT AND EMPLOYEE RETENTION
 Total number of employees10 52410 2199 2988 457AR, p. 120
 Total number of part-time employees1 9011 9531 5281 380AR, p. 131
 Employee turnover7.4%8.4%8.3%8.1%AR, p. 121, 126
 Fluctuation targetnononono 
 Company monitors employee satisfaction on a regular basisyesyesyesyesAR, p. 121
 Major layoffs in the last three years (affecting 10% of staff or over 1000 employees)nononono
 Major merger or acquisition in the last three years (affecting large proportion of staff)nononono
TRAINING & HUMAN CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT
 Formal talent pipeline development strategy (forecasts hiring needs, actively develops new pools of talent)yesyesyesyesAR, p. 127
 Graduate/trainee apprenticeship programyesyesyesyesAR, p. 125-126
 Job-specific development training programsyesyesyesyesAR, p. 125-126
 Leadership training and skills developmentyesyesyesyesAR, p. 125-126
 Partnerships with educational institutionsyesyesyesyesAR, p. 125-126
 Share of employees with professional development interviews/annual performance reviews100%100%100%100%AR, p. 120
LABOUR & HUMAN RIGHTS
 UN Global Compact SignatoryyesyesyesnoAR, p. 101, 147-148, 151
 Human rights policyyesyesyesyesAR, p. 91, 101-104, 106-111, 147-148, 151
 Collective employment contractsyesyesyesyesAR, p. 135
SUPPLY CHAIN
 Guidelines for social assessment of suppliersyesyesyesyesAR, p. 91, 109-111
 Guidelines for environmental assessment of suppliersyesyesyesyesAR, p. 91, 109-111
 Inclusion of ESG criteria in supplier contractsyesyesyesyesAR, p. 109-111
PHILANTHROPY
 Company has foundationsyesyesyesyesAR, p. 86, 116-117
 Total Group-wide foundation expenditures in CHF million)3.23.02.62.51AR, p. 116-117
ETHICS AND COMPLIANCE
 Business ethics guidelines incl. conflicts of interestyesyesyesyesCode of Conduct
 Anti-bribery guidelinesyesyesyesyesAnti-bribery policy: Code of Conduct
 Guidelines on the prevention of money-laundering and on sanctions and embargoesyesyesyesyesAR, p. 106 and Swiss Life Holding Ltd, Articles of Association, Article 11
 Employee protection/Whistle blowing policyyesyesyesyesAR, p. 107
 Employee training on ethics and complianceyesyesyesyesAR, p. 108
 Monitoring by the Board of DirectorsyesyesyesyesCode of Conduct
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
 Women in workforce47%47%47%45%AR, p. 129
 Proportion of women with management functions 233%32%27%25%AR, p. 129
 Proportion of women at senior and executive management levels 2,39%n/an/an/aAR, p. 129
 Proportion of women at middle and lower management levels 2,434%n/an/an/aAR, p. 129
 Gender equality policy and diversity activitiesyesyesyesyesAR, p. 130-131
 Equal pay guidelinesyesyesyesyesAR, p. 130-131
RESPONSIBLE INVESTING
 Exclusion criteria existyesyesyesyesAR, p. 101-105
 Responsible Investment PolicyyesyesyesyesAR, p. 101-105
 ESG integration in asset managementyesyesyesnoAR, p. 101-105
 Scope of ESG integration strategy (% of assets under management)90%90%n/an/aAR, p. 101-105, swisslife-am.com/rireport, p. 8
 Active ownership guidelinesyesunder developmentnonoAR, p. 101-105
 Total number of Annual General Meetings at which Swiss Life Asset Managers voted310361n/an/aAR, p. 103
 Total number of agenda items where Swiss Life Asset Managers voted5 7504 749n/an/aAR, p. 103
 Proportion of votes against the management recommendation at the Annual General Meetings9%9%n/an/aAR, p. 103
 ESG productsyesunder developmentnonoAR, p. 99, 101-104
 Participation in impact investments (in CHF million)257n/an/aAR, p. 101-104
 Participation in green bonds (in CHF million)541150n/an/aAR, p. 103-104
 Sustainable real estate strategyyesyesyesyesAR, p. 104
 Member of Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)yesyesyesnoAR, p. 104, 151
 Number of ESG specialists (in FTE)125n/an/aswisslife-am.com/rireport, p. 24
UNDERWRITING RISK MANAGEMENT
 Obesity and emerging health issues listed as a business risk factoryesyesyesyesAR, Notes of the Consolidated Financial Statements,
Note 5 “Risk management policies and procedures”
and
Note 5.5 “Insurance risk management objectives and policies”
 Aging population and demographic change listed as a business risk factoryesyesyesyesAR, Notes of the Consolidated Financial Statements,
Note 5 “Risk management policies and procedures”
and
Note 5.5 “Insurance risk management objectives and policies”
 Principles for Sustainable InsuranceyesnononoAR, p. 151
DATA PROTECTION & SECURITY
 Data privacy policyyesyesyesyesAR, p. 106-108
 Guidelines on the protection of customer data and other personal datayesyesyesyesAR, p. 106-108
Code of Conduct plus additional directives
 Granting of data subjects’ rights (right to information, correction, blocking, forwarding of personal data)yesyesyesyesApplicable law and internal guidelines
 Prohibition of access to personal data by unauthorised personsyesyesyesyesAR, p. 106-108
 Regular internal audits of the IT systemsyesyesyesyesAR, p. 80-81, 108
CUSTOMER RETENTION AND PROTECTION
 Guidelines on due diligence in advisory services and how to deal with complaintsyesyesyesyesAR, p. 97-99
 Auditable product development processyesyesyesyesAR, p. 97-99


TopicMessgrösse2020201920182017Reference
GOVERNANCE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
Total directors12121111AR, p. 36, 129
 Independence92%92%100%100%AR, p. 35
 Average term of office (years)9877AR, p. 36
 CEO dualitynonononoAR, p. 35
 Independent chairpersonyesyesyesyesAR, p. 35
 Former CEO or equivalent on BoardyesyesyesyesAR, p. 35
 Voting rights of largest shareholder>5%>5%>5%>5%AR, p. 30-31
BOARD DIVERSITY
 Number of women on the Board2222AR, p. 36, 129
 Proportion of women on the Board17%17%18%18%AR, p. 129
 Average age of Board member60595859AR, p.37-44
 Commitment to Board diversityyesyesyesyesAR, p.37-44
CSR GOVERNANCE
 CSR/sustainability committee at Corporate Executive Board levelyesyesyesyesAR, S. 87
 Sustainability strategyyesunder developmentnonoAR, S. 86
COMPENSATION
 CEO total summary compensation (in CHF million)3.94.34.33.4AR, p.65-68
 Clawback policyyesyesyesyesAR, p. 60-64, 278-280
 Equal remuneration policyyesyesyesyesAR, p. 57
OWNERSHIP & CONTROL
 Controlling shareholdernonononoAR, p. 30-31
 Deviation from one share one voteyesyesyesyesAR, p.32, 74
RISK MANAGEMENT
 Company has a risk management frameworkyesyesyesyesAR, p. 79-82
 Climate change listed as a business risk factoryesyesyesyesAR, p. 80, 101-104, 139
 Climate reporting according to the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosuresyesunder developmentn/an/aswisslife.com/reports
 Risk management system covers reputational risksyesyesyesyesAR, p. 79-82
 Risk management system covers market conduct risksyesyesyesyesAR, p. 79-82
 Risk management covers systemic risksyesyesyesyesAR, p. 79-82
 Risk management covers human rights risks developmentunder developmentn/an/an/aAR, p. 79-82
 Risk management covers climate risksyesyesyesn/aAR, p. 79-82
 Board oversight of risk managementyesyesyesyesAR, p. 207