Our Corporate Responsibility Report covers the whole Swiss Re Group as it was organised by 31 December 2017, ie the publicly listed holding company Swiss Re Ltd, its three Business Units Reinsurance, Corporate Solutions and Life Capital, and all directly or indirectly held subsidiaries. No changes were made to the Group's organisational structure during 2017.
As in past years, the scope of the report is limited to Swiss Re's own operations. Although we provide information on our sourcing and procurement policies, we do not report on the performance of our suppliers because the re/insurance business does not involve an extensive supply chain. However, since 2013, we have been disclosing some of the emissions caused along our supply chain (Scope 3 emissions).
The present report follows the 2016 edition and covers the calendar year of 2017 ending 31 December 2017. We plan to maintain our annual publishing cycle and to present our next Corporate Responsibility Report in the first quarter of 2019, covering the year of 2018. To get a complete overview of our actions as a responsible company, this report should be read in conjunction with Swiss Re's 2017 Annual Report and the Activity Report published by the Swiss Re Foundation (see pages 74–75).