How we determine materiality

A key question for any company that seeks to advance sustainability is what this means in the context of its own business and industry: Which topics are “material” to achieving this goal?

Sustainability mission infographic

In order to identify these material Sustainability Topics, we follow a structured process that taps into our internal risk expertise and inputs gained through our ongoing dialogue with our stakeholders. It also takes into account the work of various standard-setters (eg reporting frameworks, sustainability definitions used by rating agencies, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, etc).

The illustration above shows all the Sustainability Topics we currently consider to be the most relevant, including our three 2030 Sustainability Ambitions tied to our re/insurance solutions. You can find descriptions of all the topics as well as an overview of related targets and key achievements in the section Sustainability Topics: goals and progress