Management system and certification

We operate an integrated global management system (GMS) at our Corporate Real Estate & Services (CRES) division, which interlinks quality and environmental management and ensures that similar processes are seamlessly managed. Through a systematic, Group-wide reporting process, we monitor our environmental performance and implement appropriate improvement measures.

Environmental objectives and targets are defined centrally at our headquarters, but responsibility for implementing improvement measures also lies with the CRES departments in our regions and individual locations. Some of them define additional environmental targets that reflect specific local conditions and challenges.

Since 2015, our entire CRES division has been certified according to the ISO 14001 environmental management standard (, replacing the location-based approach previously used. This means that all our operations and employees are covered by an ISO 14001-certified environmental management system.

Complementing the Group-wide ISO 14001 certification of our overarching environmental management system, we frequently seek additional regional or local recognition for particular environmental aspects. For example, since 2015 we have achieved ISO 50001 certification for the energy management system of our main locations in the European Union.

In 2017, some of our office locations also received certificates for their overall environmental quality: LEED Platinum for our office in Mumbai and LEED Gold for the one in Shanghai. The Green Building Council of Australia certified us with the 6 Star Green Star Interiors rating (signifying “World Leadership”) for our new Sydney office. (For Swiss Re Next, see chapter Swiss Re Next)